May 23, 2005

She Probably Doesn't Care and Will Just Tell The Pool Boy To Fetch Her Another Cosmo, But...

But just in case she doesn't know...

...Arianna, darling, hotlinking is considered to be a big boo-boo in the blogosphere. It's stealing, plain and simple. I realize you're probably shelling out a small fortune for hosting, but, sheesh. One would think you could probably afford to host your own images instead of stealing from a non-profit organization's blog.

Madame Sadie---from whom I found out about this---our freshly minted law school graduate, is wondering what sort of compensation would be in order.

I don't know, but after reading The Huffington Post's Terms of ServiceI got the distinct feeling that there's some Beverly Hills law firm just waiting for someone to steal from Arianna so they can take part in a We live to crush the little people smackdown. (Christ. Honestly. Who gets lawyers to write Terms of Service? For a freaking blog? I know you're just dying to spend your ex's money, Arianna, but bourgeoise can you get?) So, really, turnabout would seem to be fair play, wouldn't it?

If you want a real blog that doesn't endorse thievery, read this one instead of Arianna's.

Posted by Kathy at May 23, 2005 12:22 AM

Certainly she wouldn't do so knowingly, right, O Goddess of Snark?

Even after granting her that concession, that perhaps she's merely an idiot, it still amounts to a huge disrespect in not learning the very basic rules of blogging.

Anyone who has read blogs knows this, but then again, I suspect that near-zero research took place before she thought, "Oh it would be realllly neat-o to have a blog with 250+ of my rich and famous friends!"

Posted by: sadie at May 23, 2005 02:01 AM

We'll see if it happens again.

Then, I believe, the real bloggers will declare war.

Could be an interesting summer, no?

Posted by: Kathy at May 23, 2005 08:28 AM

A toast: Long live the Toast!

Posted by: Fausta at May 23, 2005 10:03 AM
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