Had Mark Cuban been a subscriber to The Tiger Beat he may have saved himself one hundred thousand dollars.
Okay, so he wasn’t actually fined for the act of blogging, but he was fined for his criticism of referees, which is taboo in the sports world, regardless of the medium that’s used.
So, why do we care about the NBA? Well, this exploit serves as a great follow-up example for everything Silandara discussed in her post about why it’s important to be aware of who may be viewing your ‘personal’ blog.
Honestly, despite the fact that you are the author of a blog post, how personal can a blog be when it’s accessible on the web for millions to see. No, blogs are not traditional media, like television or the newspaper, but we’re still accountable for the opinions we express and how we portray ourselves.