Friday, November 05, 2004

Mary Hodder On Blog Transparency

This should be an interesting discussion at BloggerCon. After the role the blogs have played in this election, it should be particularly interesting. Check this out:
I'm interested in making a list of the values we believe are necessary for blogging or are open questions to discuss in the Core Values of the Web session. I'll start it here:

1. transparency of relationships and motivations for writing and linking
2. transparency of identity, including pseudonymous writing
3. excellence of content—by which I mean writers honestly writing what they believe, even if it turns out to be untrue in the iterative process, versus publishing known untruths
4. editorial independence
5. linking for attribution of ideas