Bloggers often take heat for posting incorrect, misleading, or false information. The need to get something out there early is intense because it can be the difference between getting a lot of traffic and not getting any at all. However, there are times when journalistic responsibility must trump the need for page views. This is one of those times.
When it comes time to let off steam, some people use exercise to relieve stress and direct their energies into something productive. Others use eating, meditation, and even sex as a release valve. I read Gawker. I read Gawker when I’m in a particularly trollish mode because I normally disagree with their opinions, their style of delivering their opinions, or both.
I have to admit, I’m a little embarrassed to admit it. For years, I’ve taken pride in finding good content to share with others via Digg, Reddit, StumbleUpon, Twitter, and Facebook. Everything from funny to sad, cute to disgusting – social media has been a way to get creative and share others’ creativity with the world.