Thursday, June 16, 2005

GREAT SCOTTS WHO DEPUBLISH: Violations on Web Ethics

Stuart Robertson writes on Understanding Depublishing:

"Depublishing is the practice of posting something to the web, often an inflammatory post to a weblog, then removing the inflammatory parts or deleting the content altogether. "... " People would frequently discover entries they linked to or commented on had suddenly disappeared, or been substantially edited, making their own blog entries nonsensical."

Depublishing is alleged to be unethical, as it allows people to squirm their way out of the consequences of their actions. "If you frequently find yourself wanting to depublish content, you should spend more time reflecting on what you've written before putting it online."

If this is the case, then a pair high-profile Scotts are currently guilty of depublishing. ...Read More

3 Comments:

Anonymous R. L. Peterson said...

Scott McCloud has an article in the ComicCon Update newsletter.
Here's some fun quotes:
"The bonfire that people gather around in comics is burning brighter than it ever was, and the love, fellowship and collegiality of comics professionals in that environment is like nothing I've ever seen."

"I've seen very little rancor, very little of the bitter competitiveness that we see in other places, and one of the reasons is because people's creative urges are not frustrated by banging on the door to [publish their work]."

6/17/2005 2:39 PM  
Blogger Keith said...

I'm starting a small discussing about depublishing on my main page blog ( www.karmicdebt.net ) for the details of my depublishing nightmare go there.

7/18/2005 3:19 PM  
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