Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Amy Gahran, Content Strategist, Info-Provocateur

An intriguing post over at Amy Gahran's Poynter Online column ... Smart Blogger or Photo Vigilante?

There are other bloggers who have snapped their attackers in action ...

It's a subject that raises interesting questions.

Amy writes: On Nov. 24, Jackie Danicki (an American blogger and social media consultant living in London) was physically and verbally assaulted by two men in the London Underground. She reports, "The assault took place on the southbound Bakerloo line platform at Baker Street, and the abuse continued from there to Piccadilly Circus." She also noted that this abuse went on for 15 minutes before anyone tried to intervene.

Danicki went one step beyond what most people -- probably even me -- would have done in that situation. She took a photo of one of her alleged assailants. After she returned from making a lengthy police report, she posted that photo to her weblog along with a description of what happened, and asked people to identify this man to the British Transport Police. In the comments, she also included a description of the second alleged attacker.

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