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This site is operated by JD Lasica, a social media strategist and:
• co-founder of Ourmedia
• an evangelist for Outhink
• president of the Social Media Group
• author of Darknet, a book about the personal media revolution
• a CNET Top 100 Media Blogger
• a podcaster and videoblogger
Here is a great video post by J.D. Lasica on "who is on the bus" with political candidates, and who is not. Do bloggers have to tell politicians that they are bloggers when the pol talks informally? Should bloggers be expected to observe the obsequious decorum of journalists who, in return for being on the bus, play back the political line? (Which is how we got into Iraq.)
In philanthropy, as in political coverage, the Citizen Morals Tutors like me desperately want access to those with Wealth and Power. Otherwise we can't rise in our profession, make a good living, or change the world one little flattery, one polite silence, at a time. So, in return, we tend to be nice, putting aside our proven nonconsensual morals training techniques, like spanking, lashing, the lancet and the purgative. I am afraid, in return for access, we spare the rod and spoil the philanthropist. Should I tell philanthropists that I am a Dungeon Master to the Stars, or consort with such? I wonder. It might not be good for bidnis. No one likes an insubordinate menial.
Are we allowed to write like this? Or, is it taboo? (Query pending with my boss, and generous patron, she who rules us all.)