I’m sorry that I do not agree with the “rebranding”. No offence. We might as well take it back and do it ourselves since it’s like that all these while and go build your own. There is no point for “rebranding” or start a new brand when the root of the problems are there, it will still be the same, it makes no difference. Call us narrow minded or selfish, whatever you like, we don’t mind.
Here are some cases that I would like to share with you guys, all the bloggers and non-bloggers out there. So that you are aware that these things are actually going on and be extra careful when you do, say or blog. It happened to people around me, directly connected to me instead of some distance. These are real stories and lesson that everyone should know and learn. These all happen in two months.
I blogged about it before about a company wanted to sue a blogger if the blogger didn’t take down the post because that blogger wrote things that they deemed bad for their company reputation. Summore, it’s listed number one in major serach engines and the blogger is the only one blogging about it. Even though we all know there’s such company but there is not enough evident to catch them else their operation would be ceased already. [read details here]
Lesson to learn: Be sure to get all the concrete evidents and all the supports you can get before blogging about them or use some other name to represent them but still enough to let people know is them. The blogger had taken down the post. They said that they will take legal action if the blogger didn’t contact them after taking down the post. The blogger didn’t contact them because initially they only requested for taking down of post, the contact part came later. Till now no news and no legal letter.
There’s a blogger that used another blogger’s name to post various comments that could cause reputation damage. It had caused many people to misunderstood the victim. The victim managed to find out which blogger did it but that blogger didn’t want to admit it. Besides that, the blogger even used some threatening nickname to post in the chatbox of the victim. The victim decided to take legal action if the blogger didn’t want to apologize for the damages caused.
Lesson to learn: The blogger had to apologise and told the victim that it’s just for fun, it’s not serious. PLEASE PEOPLE! If you are too free and have nothing to do, do some other useful things instead of making fun/threat with people’s name. What if it happens to you and you didn’t do it and the whole world thought you did it. Is it fun?
A blogger blogged about things that the blogger doesn’t like about the blogger’s lecturer and the CEO of the college now wanted to meet the blogger about the matter because one of the lecturers didn’t want to just let the case die down like that even though the blogger had removed the post after being warned.
Lesson to learn: If you don’t like something about your school or college, let the management know as you are paying for it. Again, if you want to complain, you might as well do not spell out the actual name.
A blogger complaint about the bad service and food of an eatery in Kuching. There is nothing wrong in this but please give your feedback in a right way or tasteful way instead of having foul words all over the post! Or even try to challenge the management! No businessman like to be treated this way. This had indirectly caused them to shun the rest of the bloggers. With this kind of attitude, you will definitely get blacklisted by anyone in the industry. They can also sue you if they want.
Lesson to learn: You are free to blog and to express yourself but freedom comes with a price and sets of rules either spoken or unspoken that you have to follow and stay within the boundary. You do not agree? Fine! That’s your problem as they also have the freedom to blacklist or boycott or sue you, no? It’s freedom what! Don’t say I never warn you.
Basically that’s all about it but I’m sure there will be more cases like this surfacing soon as “blogging” and “suing” are getting more and more popular nowadays. So becareful when you blog.