Should I watch what I say?
So, a couple of weeks ago, Dean Shareski from the UofR shared that one (Kyle) of his students had made his opinion heard through his blog toward some education head honchos. Dean's post spoke about the role of ethics in blogging. It made me question the kinds of things I myself say on this blog or on any other public forums for that matter. Are we not allowed to express our opinion? It's public domain, I believe we have the right. If Kyle had not written about what he had written, he would have never even been heard.
I guess in the scheme of things, there are pros and cons to it. But for me, I love to blog. It's the only place where I can express my thoughts and on the random occasion, someone actually listens.. I don't think Kyle should have been penalized to expressing his opinion through his blog. I think the only way to make a statement is to let other people know. Sure I see the other side of it, where Kyle could have approached the educative administration in private to discuss his issues, but I believe the other way is justified.
Blogs are meant for sharing and expressing ideas. They're like newspapers nowadays.. If you don't like to read it then don't attack it for having a view.