Some argue that the internet has affected our abilities to read and write. However, writing and reading on the internet versus physically writing and reading are two separate settings that thus require separate thought. In terms of blogging, the form in which bloggers and readers write is much more informal than the traditional and tangible ways of reading and writing. Blogging, thus, should not be viewed as subordinate to the more traditional forms of the written language, but rather as a different form. With this in mind, one cannot use written words and responses on blogs to determine that our society’s ability to read has shifted.
Topic: Blogging for Business
In a society where any publicity is good publicity, many people have successfully found fame through the world of online blogging and libel.
There are many blogging platforms available free for the public, but what differentiates them? Through WordPress, Tumblr and Twitter one will be able to determine key features specific to each platform that attracts certain types of audiences creating a unique blogging experiences.
Unlike in journalism where there are ethical restrictions, blogs have always been and should remain tools of unrestricted thought. Therefore, bloggers should never have to fear censorship unless threatening to commit direct harm against another.
Despite popular belief and criticism, social media hasn’t filled up the space where print journalism used to reside. In a time where everything has now become accessible, the digital revolution has instead craved a larger space for journalists to touch parts of the world and connect to viewers all over in a way that had once been deemed improbable.
It is the strongest voice that allows anyone to voice their opinion without the social consequences that would normally follow a public statement. Freedom of speech is indeed a right that everyone should be entitled to, however that does not imply that the speaker should be free of the responsibilities that come with speaking freely. Censorship in moderation should be put in place in the absence of social pressures that are normally associated with freedom of speech. This censorship is especially needed in blogging, where comment sections run rampant with anonymous replies. These comments can be not only offensive, but harmful to others as well. It is for this reason that anonymous users should be forced to reveal themselves online; people should be responsible for what they say on the internet.