Thursday, November 09, 2006

Random Acts of Journalism

I am surrounded by insurance geeks and lawyers...I need a change of scenery.

Today there was actually an educational session on blogging. There are over 58 million bloggers out there and more coming on. 150 new blogs every 2 seconds.

The insurance angle is something I never thought about. Lawsuits against bloggers for libel...defamation. Homeowners coverage will cover some of the claims unless you are making money on your blog. I didn't know that. I wonder if the people that entice you to make money with your blog tell you that?

I will be able to get the session materials online within the next couple of weeks and I will blog about some of the things I found most interesting.

One funny definition of blogging was "something written by people with nothing to say to be read by people with nothing to do". Funny...but what makes it funny is that it is so far from the truth. Some first amendment scholars believe that the ability of all people to be able to publish will help further the democracy. That's kinda cool.

Blogging lets me exercise my precious right of free speech. I like that. I agree wholeheartedly that there is a lot of power in people having a forum to publish their thoughts.

Hey, guess what, I just committed another random act of journalism.

1 comment:

manogirl said...

Actually, that's really interesting, blogging and insurance.