Wednesday, September 21, 2005
SICK, SICK, SICK
I want to tell you a story of when I first started blogging. Some of you might remember it, but most of you don't know about it.
It was around July/August of 2004. I had gotten my blog set up and had started blogging everyday. It didn't take long before I got curious about what other bloggers were doing, so I started hitting the "Next Blog" button and checking out the random blogs that came up. That's how I met Ryan , Stew , Texas Gurl and Kyle almost right away.
Well, one day I'm hitting the "Next Blog" button, and here comes the most hideous blog ever. It was a child pornography blog and it was called something like "Loving Naked Kids" or something equally detestable. And the pictures that were on there....I can't even describe to you how awful they were. I put my head on my desk and cried and cried and cried. This blog was the real deal. I knew things like this existed, but knowing it and actually coming across it is two different things.
Finally I got myself together, wrote to Blogger, gave them the website address, and asked them to please kick this piece of shit off the internet immeidately. And what I got back was a very passive "Blogger does not assume responsibility for the content of their blogs" and something along the lines of "we are not in a place to assume that a crime has occurred" or some such crap.
It was just crazy. I didn't know what to do but it seemed like something should be able to happen. So I did the only thing I could think of. I blogged about it. I laid out the whole story and provided a link to the hideous blog....after giving appropriate warnings. And who comes through? Texas Gurl. She shoots off a scathing email to the FBI.......and let me tell you, it was only a few days and the abominable "Naked Kids" was shut down for good, the FBI was investigating, and I got a written apology from Blogger. I was jubilant. It was one of the best days of my life actually...and most definitely my greatest moment on Bloggerland.
Hooray for Texas Gurl!!!!!
But you know what? I still get hits on my blog from where people have typed in "naked kids" on a search engine. If you are one of those people and you are reading this....PLEASE. GET. HELP. NOW. Before I kill you.
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