Posts Tagged ‘bloggers’

Google sued for bloggers negative comments

January 7, 2010

Four unknown bloggers using Google’s Knol and Blogspot, allegedly defamed the owner of a group called the National Association of Professional Women because they called it a scam.

The author of this article believe the suit won’t go anywhere because courts have judged the word, “scam” as an opinion not a fact.  Also the suit doesn’t provide the context for the word usage and courts have been unable to judge a word defamatory without understanding the context.

Skanks in NYC blogger wants to sue Google

August 28, 2009

Good luck!

“In August 2008, Port, a user of Google-owned, created “Skanks in NYC.” The site assailed Cohen, 37, a cover girl who has appeared in Vogue and other fashion magazines. The blog featured photos of Cohen accompanied by derogatory terms.

The judge rejected Port’s argument that blogs on the Internet “serve as a modern-day forum for conveying personal opinions” and should not be regarded as fact.

Cohen’s attorney, Steve Wagner, said he couldn’t believe Port’s nerve in suing Google.

“Her being a victim here? I have trouble understanding that in its entirety,” he said.

Legal experts said Port is not likely to win her case.”


Newspapers embrace the web

December 20, 2008

But is it enough?

Here are some key finding from the 2008 Bivings Report, a survey of what newspapers are doing online.

*70% of newspapers allow users to comment on article up from 33% in 2007.

*Registration requirements have fallen to 11% from 29% in 2007.

*100% of newspapers have RSS feeds as well as feature online advertising.

*58% allow for user generating content; photos, videos or articles up from 24% last year.

The problem is that newspapers in every case are behind the curve, are responding where web-only sites have been for much longer and it raises the question, what makes the newspapers better than Dailykos, HuffingtonPost, Drudge report, the Associate Press website?  If newsPAPERS were about the efficient and attractive dissemination of hardcopy news, what is their value proposition without that?  One argument is that they have trained reporters and editors who offer a much high caliber of reporting than a “blogger.”  True, but there is nothing about the web that prevents quality reporting.  So then the question comes again to why newsPAPERS?   I don’t see an answer which is why I cite back to my previous post on this matter:

Newspapers the way of vaudeville?