Thursday, August 25, 2005

Huh-check

Huh-check! Very interesting.

9 Comments:

At 8:06 AM, Blogger Abi said...

Very interesting, indeed! I don't know who is performing this wonderful service; whoever it is, I just hope my blog doesn't get featured there!

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Anand said...

And I hope my blog does get featured!

 
At 9:55 AM, Blogger Akshay said...

interesting this is !
If you ask me purvi has been reading allot of schopenhauer

 
At 10:14 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

How do you conclude that Akshay?!

 
At 10:57 AM, Blogger Akshay said...

she's surely riding on the art of controversy

 
At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Anand said...

:))

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger amit varma said...

Anand, I wish you'd been a little more responsible and checked out the content of what she was blogging for yourself, because the claim she has made about my blog is simply untrue. It's a lie. Is clicking on the links in questions and reading them for yourself too much fact-checking to expect?

 
At 8:19 AM, Blogger Anand said...

Amit -- I'm a bit unsure how to respond to your comment.

Firstly I haven't linked to any particular post, I linked to a whole blog. I have read the post that you refer to, and in this particular case I haven't checked the links. But I had read your AWSJ article the day you posted it. And believe it or not, I too had the impression that you were talking about the recent floods. Now only ater your explanation here that I see what you actually had in mind. Perhaps I read the whole thing fast, without paying serious attention.

I think if I was linking to that particular post, that too supporting Purvi's view, I would have read the post more seriously. (Even in that case I'm not sure whether I would have got it without your explanation.)

I would like to hear from you, Amit, what you would have done in a similar situation. When you link to a blog do you do this sort of fact-checking on each of the posts there? When you quote from an article, do you make sure that the facts are right in the quote? If I assert something and if you link to me, will you double check my assertion? Always?

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger amit varma said...

Anand, you ask: "When you link to a blog do you do this sort of fact-checking on each of the posts there? When you quote from an article, do you make sure that the facts are right in the quote? If I assert something and if you link to me, will you double check my assertion?"

I don't quote anything that I do not agree with, and if I feel anything other than agreement with it, I state it upfront. There are millions of blogs and articles published everywhere, so if I spend my time linking to something, I am clearly implicitly in agreement with it, unless stated otherwise.

So when you express that implicit agreement with a blog's maligning of a friend, the friend is bound to feel a little disappointed that you couldn't even cross-check what it was about. That's all.

 

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