Weblog Ethics

“I still have strong reservations about removing entries but I’ve changed my mind about pretty much everything else. And while I can understand the impulse to encourage ‘accountability’, I find I’ve crossed over to Dave Winer’s side of the fence as regards ‘substantially editing (although not removing) content after having posted it to the web.’ For me, since writing is rewriting, the idea of tracking changes to a text is inimical to the essence of writing. But then I don’t define weblogging in terms of journalism, which is Rebecca Blood’s frame of reference for the rules she suggests in her essay Weblog Ethics, rules that she believes ‘form a basis of ethical behavior for online publishers of all kinds.'” Jonathon DelacourWeblog Ethics (Jonathon Delacour)

Good overview of the recent blogosphere controversy over editing weblogs.