About this blog

  • 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.
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Authors

  • Andrea Spencer-Cooke
  • Pascal Marmier
  • Kelly Richdale
  • Stephen Whittle
  • Steve Bowbrick
  • Beth Krasna

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May 23, 2005

Comments

Tim Aldrich

Thanks for the link, Beth. What I was trying to argue is that because it is a medium, blogging itself should not be held to a standard. It is the purpose and context of the blogging that should be. Therefore a blogger agitating about the news agenda should get their facts straight, be accountable to readers etc. If you are not paid to write, does that make it any less important that you get the facts right?

I suspect, however, that a more subtle distinction may be made around level of readership. When a Jeff Jarvis or Glen Reynolds blog they are influential and have high stakeholder expectations. If they say something sucks people take notice, often the PR for the company that produces the product. When Joe Public (with three regular readers) goes much futher, libelling and defaming something, no-one cares much.

Thus, I suspect that the discussion in this area is more about stakeholder expectation and the influence of the blogger, combined with the fact that I still think that it is what you do with the blog, not the fact that you blog that matters. (This is a modification on my post, but that's what so great about the conversational aspects of blogging;-)

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Let it be, let it be... What a strange place here.
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ho! get go!
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Very interesting website. Keep up the outstanding work and thank you...
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