I have shared with many of you in person my interested in breaking open the dialog between the web public and the local media. This blog began that way and in only one week I was forced to filter the remarks made. They were not particularly terrible, still, it became clear the blog needed to be moderated to stay on point.
The blogosphere is the new frontier allowing anyone with the desire to become a news seeker and/or maker. But in a recent article in the Los Angeles Times which a family member sent to me, it is clear "cyber-bullies" as The Times call them could have had a negative effect on the blogosphere.
The target was Kathy Sierra a software expert who cancelled her keynote speech at a technology conference in San Diego afraid to leave her home in Boulder, Colorado. If you are interested in reading the details click here http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-internet31mar31,1,5007247.story?ctrack=1&cset=true
This article makes me ask you the question, do you think the personal attacks made on some of the blogs in central Louisiana warrant the branding of "cyber-bullies" and what can we do to stop them?
As always I am interested in hearing your thoughts.