Does a Critical Remark About Opinions Expressed By a Commenter or Blogger On Another Blog Constitute Bullying?

There's been a "big debate/kerfuffle/brouhaha brewing in the legal blogosphere" over whether re-posting someone’s personally identifiable comment made on another blog to your own blog post without first notifying the author and giving them notice and opportunity to respond, constitutes bullying in the blogosphere. Another issue embedded in this opportunity to respond matter is whether one should use trackbacks to ping a blogger's post when one criticizes the opinion express in that post. Links and our just launched online polls on both issues at A Kierkegaardian Leap of Faith in Social Media, Law Librarian Blog at



I don't have a problem with people taking my comments and treating them as described above. If you care about unfavorable commentary *and* the remarks are personally identifiable, then it should be picked up in the social media alerts (Google, etc) you have set up. You do have some set up? If not, you should.

"No doubt another may also think for me; but it is not therefore desirable that he should do so.." - Thoreau