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Friday, November 18, 2005

When What Happens in Vegas, Doesn't Stay in Vegas

Posted by Steve Outing 11:16:40 AM

Is That E-mail Blogable?In the last e-mail I received from fellow E-Media Tidbits blogger Fons Tuinstra (who lives in China), I noticed an interesting addition to his signature. It read:

This e-mail is: [ ] blogable [ ] ask first [ ] private

That's great idea. Each time you send an e-mail, of course, you need to put an "x" in one of the boxes.Why is this necessary? Well, in a world where everyone, it seems, has a blog, it's worthwhile to make it clear when something you've sent in an e-mail is meant to be private. It just might save some embarrassment and hard feelings if a recipient of your e-mails decides to blog what you hadn't intended to be shared with the world.

Lia Steakley Causing Trouble

I like the way Lia describes this story. She says:

today I'm either a hero or the devil depending on who you ask.

And I say that for a journalist that's a very good day.