Wangjianshuo quoted in NY Times article on blogging

There’s a mammoth article in today’s NY Times Magazine on the threats “sex blogs” can pose to people’s privacy. The first three pages deal with American blogs, but on the fourth page the writer discusses our friend Mu Zimei, and then quotes one of the luminaries of the Chinese blogosphere:

“Mu Zimei has released the name of the men who has ever slept with,” wrote a Shanghai blogger named Wangjianshuo. “This is bad. I believe a blog can reveal whatever you want to show about yourself, but not others.” In response to criticism from the blogosphere, Mu Zimei deleted the explicit discussions of her sexual encounters when began to serialize her work in November.

It’s a thought-provoking article, and drives home how easy it can be for this little hobby, blogging, to damage people’s lives when used irresponsibly.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

i second that thought.

having been the target of at least three attacks on my reputation since i came to hong kong. one from a very noted and popular member of the hong kong blog circle.

who shall remain nameless, because, why perpetrate what the poor sod does himself?

December 22, 2004 @ 5:02 am | Comment

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