Thursday, January 13, 2005

Fair warning

Captain Ed is one of the smartest guys in the blogosphere, and his post on "Rule #1" is a must read for those of us who blog part-time and work full-time.

He gives his take on the case of a British blogger, who lost his job due to posts he wrote concerning his boss and the store where he worked. Ed defends the employer's right to fire the blogger, and in the process makes excellent points concerning the nature of blogs and misconceptions of free speech.

His bottom line: free speech does not free you from the consequences of your words, and blogs are (whether we like it or not) a public forum, not a private conversation.