Bloggers: a soft touch, or just soft?

Paolo Valdemarin (World Famous Social Computing Expert) and I were chatting last night on the way to Milan in his car about the sensibility one develops as a blolgger about what, when and how to post on sensitive subjects.

We both recalled situations when a potential subject had come up for a post that would be really interesting to our readers but for reasons of confidentiality, trust, obligation, taste or just good judgement we decided not to.

We felt that most bloggers who gain the trust and respect of others had developed this sort of awareness and that we exercised it because we cared about the new environment that we are creating and had a shared sense of responsibility for its survival.

We then discussed whether your average mainstream media journalist exercised the same judgement to the same degree with the same sense of responsibility .....