Thinking Ethics was a project launched in Geneva to foster the debate about ethics. A few friends, fed up with only reading about abuses in the media, decided to hold a forward-looking seminar on five subjects: ethics and performance, ethics and knowledge, ethics and consciousness, ethics and disobedience and ethics in real time. If moral has to do with right and wrong, then ethics is its application in society. We believe that people need to talk about the subject to determine the level of ethics they want. The book Thinking Ethics, a result of the seminar, is to start the discussion. This blog is a contribution to the conversation. :
While waiting for general weblog policies in the workplace, it might be worth checking out this interesting articleby Jeremy Blachman in today's New York Times entitled "Job posting". He writes about people being fired for blogging about their jobs, and looks into the pros and cons.
Interesting post on Tim Aldrich's Altfunction blog entitled "Blogging: tool or ethic?". He raises the question of whether blogs are just another form of communication, or should they be held to a certain standard. Tim makes the point that blogging is a medium, and that not all people who use the medium should be assimilated to journalists. Fair point - but what about the ones who do agitate in the news space ? There are minimum standards that should be respected (citing sources when possible, checking facts, etc...), but probably with a difference.