A guy leaves his cellphone on a table. A girl picks it up, and goes through his contact list. Simple story isn’t it? The girl is rude, the guy needs to get his act together, end of story.
Well, not if you are a blogger. When Kevin Burton left his phone on the table, Megan McCarthy picked it up and went through his contact list. Now, that was stupid. But why did it have to go through blogs in the community? What’s so interesting in an event that happens all the time to regular people out there? It even got to Tech.Meme! Megan works for Valleywag. So? It shows that Megan should have thought about what she is doing, and should be sent to bed without dinner. Big deal.
Whenever I talk with non-2.0 people why don’t they read blogs, they say, among other reasons– that blogs are full with personal and irrelevant information. I’m not talking about personal I-like-my-puppy blogs. I’m talking about professional blogs, on serious topics. I personally believe that some information should be filtered out. Like these incidents, that don’t add anything to the readers. Having said that – take a look at Violet Blue‘s comment here– can’t agree more.
Blog is a conversation. It doesn’t mean you have to tell everything to everyone.