Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Can Web Publishing Get Nastier?
Apparently so. Check out this post on the wonderful At Last! Writer Beware Blogs. You know how we all (or at least I) skim the standard fine print when registering with a new site? That's because most of that stuff is the usual don't hold responsible if you poke your eye out with a straw while reading, don't swear or post offensive stuff on the site, the owners can boot you off at their discretion without explanation, etc. Well, apparently on WEbook, the fine print is a whole 'nother ball game. Don't even chance it. Give this site a pass or risk having every right WEbook can think of grabbed forever in exchange for pennies (which they don't have to pay until they accumulate up to $50, which C.S. has painful experience in finding out how corporations can find ways to pull the plug just before you reach that magical $50 mark if they want to, which they probably do.)