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Tuesday, December 21, 2004

# Posted 2:20 AM by Ariel David Adesnik  

IN BLAGRANTE DELICTO: Ready for more hard-hitting journalism from the NY Times? For in-depth coverage on the cutting edge of the new media revolution? Then check out the Times Magazine's lengthy article on sex-blogging.

Written by GWU law prof Jeffrey Rosen, it's actually two articles in one. The first article contains pointless, semi-titillating anecdotes about sex in the blogosphere. The second article is actually a very insightful discussion of how blogging has affected social norms relating to privacy.

While annoyed by the semi-titillating anecdotes (I might be less annoyed if they were fully titillating), I give Rosen credit for figuring out how to sell an article to the Times Magazine. Maybe if I throw in some stuff about the First Lady and Frank Sinatra I can get the Times to publish my dissertation.

Anyhow, the hat tip for this link goes to Eszter at Crooked Timber, who is doing a lot of serious thinking about privacy and blogging in preparation for one of her classes in which the students will have to blog. Expect lots more good stuff from Eszter when as soon as the spring semester begins.
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