Many of our readers will already be aware of the new internet initiative called Online Integrity, which has created a statement of principles designed to protect people’s privacy and enhance basic decency on the net.
As the founder of OI says:
In an era when online activism and community have more impact, promise and peril than ever, it is essential that we seize upon the best aspects of the internet — its self-policing, democratic nature — and use them to set an example of reasoned restraint and considered civility.
Gates of Vienna has signed up, as have more than a hundred other blogs, some of them quite prominent. If you’re a blogger, I recommend that you do likewise. It’s easy, it’s free, and it’s the right thing to do.