Don't Blog! - 2003. Headlines from the Future Blogging Backlash.


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I wrote these slides at one of the very first academic conferences on blogging, 2003’s Blogtalk in Wien. George W. Bush was running for reelection, 9/11 was 18 months ago, and Google had just purchased Blogger. I was just having fun but, looking back, my point was social media and society were resembling each other, changing each other, and that it would be surprising, horrifying, and very human. None of the slide’s scenarios were real that Spring. Yet so many came true in the blogosphere and the social media channels that followed.

Tip: Set this on full screen and hit autoplay. Makes for a fun screen saver.

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  • LOL - so many of these things have happened. Although, seriously, shouldn't be laughing. Some of this is pretty serious, like the suicides and the market movements (after a tweet, rather than a blog post, but same or similar diff).
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Don't Blog! - 2003. Headlines from the Future Blogging Backlash.

  1. 1. Don’t Blog Headlines from the Future Blogging Backlash Revised July 5, 2004 Don’t Blog Weblog > Slide Show Home
  2. 2. Live Life, Don’t Blog
  3. 3. B logging holiday every August.
  4. 4. Blog widows Latchkey bloggers
  5. 5. Want Privacy? Don’t Blog
  6. 6. “ Weblogs are just like public records”
  7. 7. Using weblogs to deny credit, coverage
  8. 8. Blogs used in background checks
  9. 9. Pain Blogging <ul><li>Handheld blogreader pain-mods have a cult following two years after the Painstation swept America. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blog Addiction Up 376% <ul><li>Symptoms: </li></ul><ul><li>absenteeism , </li></ul><ul><li>compulsive posting , </li></ul><ul><li>and a sense that life events are not real unless blogged . </li></ul><ul><li>Bloggers Anonymous . </li></ul>BA UNITY SERVICE RECOVERY
  11. 11. Blog Stalkers Claim 8 th Victim
  12. 12. Der Schockwellenreiter Retires. (more bowling, less blogging) Kantel turns blog over to Röll, the new Schockwellenreiter.
  13. 13. Angry Bloggers the New Hooligans
  14. 14. Lies, Damned Lies, and Weblogs
  15. 15. Bloggers Get Repetitive Stress Disorders Blog Guards™ top Xmas sales
  16. 16. Don’t Blog Headlines from the Future Blogging Backlash Revised July 5, 2004 Don’t Blog Weblog > Slide Show Home PLEASE!
  17. 17. Bloggers Hurt My Google Ranking <ul><li>Catalog sales fall </li></ul>
  18. 18. Steven King: “Bloggers Steal My Words, Violate my Copyright”
  19. 19. Czech PM Candidate: “I will never blog” <ul><li>Wins by a landslide </li></ul>
  20. 20. Libeloggers Cast Stones in Glass Web Sites
  21. 21. Blogger Loses Job and Home weblog on Appeal <ul><li>9 th District rules employer rights trump personal speech. </li></ul><ul><li>“ She posted from work, so her blog is company property.” </li></ul>
  22. 22. Special Ops Takes Out Blogistan Before Invasion
  23. 23. Blogger Divorce Rates Higher
  24. 24. Wife Wins Joint Weblog In Divorce Court <ul><li>Husband gets kids </li></ul>
  25. 25. SAP buys <ul><li>“ Blogging made CMS fun and popular. </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting software needs blog appeal.” </li></ul>
  26. 26. Warbloggers trigger war <ul><li>Factions erupt </li></ul><ul><li>76,000 die </li></ul><ul><li>Terrorists retaliate </li></ul>
  27. 27. Use a Weblog, Go To Jail <ul><li>As a condition of probation, thief Brian Mayberry is prohibited from blogging. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Don’t Blog Headlines from the Future Blogging Backlash Revised July 5, 2004 Don’t Blog Weblog > Slide Show Home Don’t shame your family
  29. 29. Blogger knifed over Technorati ranking <ul><li>It backfires. </li></ul><ul><li>Wounded blogger’s score soars. </li></ul><ul><li>AdWord revenue covers bandwidth spike. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Blogger Jailed for Protecting Source
  31. 31. Welsh community buys tinyURL service <ul><li>blogs . llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch . com </li></ul>
  32. 32. Microsoft gains 87% of Enterprise Blogging Market <ul><li>CIOs prefer Microsoft over the Blogger Appliance, TypePadExec, the Technorati Workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Unsuccessful after burning IT budgets and convincing CIOs blogging doesn’t work. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Outlaw Blogs the Kidnapping of Baby Jane Doe
  34. 34. 4 Bloggers Executed In Sierra Leone BBC – Members of the West African peace-keeping force in Sierra Leone questioned after reports of webloggers being summarily executed, a United Nations official says.
  35. 35. Spammers Tailor Mail Using Blog Data <ul><li>bots parse weblogs at the 5 th Annual Nigerian Email Conference . </li></ul>
  36. 36. MTV’s RealWorld Madrid goes blog batty <ul><li>More immediacy, intimacy than video. “Fewer boring parts.” </li></ul>
  37. 37. Italian law registers bloggers as journalists; EU to vote
  38. 38. Trackbacker Worm Shuts Down Blog Community For 3rd Day
  39. 39. Senator Blogs, Loses Presidential Nomination <ul><li>Admissions of cross dressing in a college weblog </li></ul>
  40. 40. Google deletes 23,000 weblogs under PRC pressure <ul><li>Terra closes division, deletes 150,000 blogs </li></ul>
  41. 41. EduBlogs in Cheating Scandal
  42. 42. President Kerry starts “Weblogs for Welfare” <ul><li>“ Our most challenged need a voice. We will listen.” </li></ul>
  43. 43. What if? Phil Wolff Suggestions? Sightings ? June 2003 – July 2004 Don’t Blog