Dating in the Blogosphere
On a similar note, check out "Dating a Blogger, Reading All About It", by Warren St. John, published in the New York Times in May 2003.
The proliferation of personal bloggers has led to a new social anxiety: the fear of getting blogged.
'It's personal etiquette meets journalistic rules,' Mr. Denton, the blog publisher, said. 'If you have a friend who's a blogger you have to say, `This is not for blogging.' It's the blogging equivalent of `This is off the record.'
Jonathan Van Gieson, a 29-year-old theatrical producer from Brooklyn who sometimes writes about friends on his site, http://www.jonathanvangieson.com/, said he gave his friends pseudonyms 'to toe the line between simple harmless betrayal of trust and nasty actionable libel.' Before starting his blog, Mr. Van Gieson said he drew a comic strip based on his friends for his college newspaper, and in describing their predicament he summed up the current lot of many in the age of blogging.
'My close friends are used to having their lives plundered,' he said.