No snaps for Boing Boing over Claria stuff-up
Boing Boing is under fire for failing to correct a report from author Cory Doctorow that Microsoft had acquired spyware firm Claria (formerly Gator) and had moved to downgrade the status of Claria’s software in Microsoft’s anti-spyware utility as a consequence.
Ed Bott colorfully writes that Boing Boing’s use of the post as “a spike in the end zone in the Ultimate Fantasy Bowl”.
Boing Boing has posted a correction here, but left the orginial piece online without correction.
1. The people who produce boingboing have the highest ethics in the business.
2. Boingboing has been very quick to correct errors in the past, and they certainly don’t have any bad intentions.
3. Given the pace at which boingboing runs they are surprisingly error-free…. certainly they are amongst the most error-free blogs in the business.
4. Boingboing doesn’t hide their errors like newspapers do… they put strikethrough and leave the original error. That’s very transparent and the top level of ethics in my book.
I’m sure they will correct the old post and this is just a slow days of summer oversight.
Chill out everyone… Boingboing is great people.