In the I-like-my-blog-readership-just-the-way-it-is-thank-you-very-much department, here’s some interesting local blogger news. PDI showbiz columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal recently mentioned a row between local showbiz hottie Alicia Mayer and the bouncer of a bar in Makati, article here.
A local blogger happened to have observed the incident, and blogged about it at length. Someone then informed Ms. Carvajal re said blogpost, which she duly posted on her column, complete with the blogger’s URL.
Local blogger upon realizing this, took down her post and had this to say:
DEAR PEOPLE WHO ARE VISITING MY BLOG WITH THE INTENTION TO READ “THE SCOOP” LIKE MY EYEWITNESS ACCOUNT OF THE WHOLE ALICIA MAYER EMBASSY MESS, I TOOK THE ENTRY DOWN SO DON’T EVEN BOTHER. I DO NOT WRITE ABOUT SHOWBIZ ALL THE TIME. I MOSTLY WRITE ABOUT MYSELF.
DOLLY ANN, DON’T DO THIS TO ME! I KNOW YOU WENT TO POVEDA, TOO! I STILL WANT A LITTLE PRIVACY AND AN “INTIMATE” READER DEMOGRAPHIC YOU KNOW! BUT YA I READ YOUR COLUMN AND I USED TO WATCH YOUR MOM’S SHOW! “nanawagan ho kami sa mga magulang ng nawawalang bata at sa mga anak ni lola…” HELLO DOLLY!
Don’t bother looking for the link to local blogger as I am respecting her privacy wishes (easy enough to find anyway).
Hilarious, but you gotta wonder: Does one have to ask permission first before citing a public blog? If you blog about something, needless to say you want it to be read. When then, do you draw the line between invasion of privacy and availability to the public? How do you control how people make use of information you effectively invite people to read? Is a system of control feasible to begin with?
I know people are gonna bring up Creative Commons, but lets just forget that as Ms. local blogger doesn’t have it. It really is just another personal type ‘this is my life’ blog.
Ah that big wonderful gray area called the internet.
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