The freedom of speech
I picked two popular blog post from the “Top Blogs – Politics” to discuss my comment about the CoC and the autonomy plus the 3v concepts.
by Bob Ewing
He was trying to revealing the unfairness of the “civil forfeiture”, which mentioned in the article, “your property is guilty until you prove it innocent”. He then used a video clip to give blog readers a better understanding of this debate, he also picked up some statistics to exacerbate the image of the civil forfeiture. In the last, he called on every reader by the words of “Will you work with IJ to help end civil forfeiture?” Moreover, he asked reader to share the report and the video, even to email him if someone wrote something up. It’s an example shows that how the bloggers want to “control the behavior of those who visit the blog” (J.W. Maynor, p.458), though not as the CoC, in an axioms way. The article itself does not appear particular “modular” of the CoC rules, but it did make me consider of the “value” mater in this article. The author mentioned several convincing, persuasive examples to elaborate his standpoint of opposing the civil forfeiture. However, he did provide a report link to the reader but, were those examples authentic? I agree with Maynor that under the blogosphere, “the contestatory nature of the communities has the potential to self-correct through collection interaction”. The discourses os open to be examined by every one of us.
When issue comes to homosexual and religious, it’s political. From this article, if we took a closer look to the comment, and will find out those comments are posted at an intensive time area. The earliest post appeared at Aug.9, and the latest was Aug.12, in the beginning, people just posted reply one after another literally in a minute, and I believe it just fit to the 3Vs “velocity”. In my opinion, I consider it more like an obsession. It reminds me of the media diary I made a week ago, I just couldn’t help to check up emails several times a day, even when I was not expecting any important mail. It’s an obsession of the demand of timely respond, and I don’t quite agree with Maynor at this point. He said that “face-to-face discussion or public forums too will be face with a dictatorship of speed as information comes at participants from all angle with increasing velocity”, but I believe the specialty of the internet is “instant” itself. The way that internet acts is to provide us a speedy way to respond our opinions in the public forum, and the blog itself does recorded, checking up several responds simultaneously is possible and easy. Comparing to face-to-face discussion, it require a outstanding memory to memorize every of the reply.
P.S The reason why I choose these two blog posts, though they are posted a month ago, they are one of their blogs’ top ranked posts. Besides, they are interesting topics, too.