Thursday, July 31, 2008
Internet etiquette...who knew?
The picture to the left is me and mine. Yup I created it...from a picture I stole from the internet. I figured I better post a picture from my own archives as I was kindly (OK I can't really tell what tone of voice he used as it was in a text message, but I'm going with-he must have me figured out as a newby and was very nicely telling me not to use his pictures-ha) reprimanded yesterday for using someone else's picture. I'm pretty sure it's not "wrong" to use pictures that are out there on google, but there must be some unwritten code to follow regarding other's photos. My question is, "How the heck do you know what the rules are if they are not in writing?" And it was quite a generic picture, with no people in it...maybe he should be flattered that someone else liked it. Anyway, that pales in comparison to my first blogging faux pas. I was commenting on a blog post at 34bcup.blogspot.com. She had posted a picture of Obama holding a baby. Now if I had been thinking clearly I would have remembered that she had invited me to go see Obama and therefore had the intelligence to figure out that any picture she posted could have come from her own camera and therefore could have included other people she might know. Well, I wasn't (thinking clearly) and she did (know the other people in the picture). I responded to her excitement of the baby in said picture with a comment that went something like this, "I'm not sure what you're talking about, I was too distracted by the devil channeling the woman in the background." You got it, the babies mom. I'd link you to the picture, but hey it belongs to someone else.