The public in publishing, part 2

It appears that Kathy Sierra’s cyber-bullying story has had a positive resolution.

Check out Giovanni Rodriguez, who highlights a blogger code of ethics, written by Tim O’Reilly.

Then have a look at Shel Israel’s links to the open letters Kathy Sierra and Chris Locke, both discussing the issue and its ramifications on freedom of speech from their own sides of the fence.

I am certainly an advocate of free speech. And now as a blogging self-publisher (as well as a PR professional, writer and former standup comedy MC), I also believe that we must imbue that freedom with a sense of personal responsibility for all the things we write and say.


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