blog herald ‘mistake’ draws ire of former owner, staff01/25/07 at 7:54 pm | Posted in INQUIRER.net, Tech | 4 Comments
Update: Here’s the same story in the INQUIRER.net Infotech section.
Here’s an excerpt:
MANILA, Philippines — Saying that The Blog Herald did not intend any disrespect, the Filipino editor of the international blogging news site described as an “accident” the deletion of a Dec. 1 post announcing the launch of a new site founded by former employees.
The deletion of the post announcing the launch of new blogging news site 901am.com by ex-employees led by David Krug fueled angry posts and claims that The Blog Herald was ignoring the legacy of its alumni, including original site founder Duncan Riley.
“I was away on vacation when this happened so I haven’t really had the chance to communicate with Duncan and David [Krug]. Frankly, it was just an accident. We have so many people at the editor’s level that somehow it might have messed up the post entries.
“Actually, this wasn’t the first [time] it happened to us… [there were] at least two other prior incidents where a post (one actually on Digg) was accidentally deleted and we had to restore it manually,” Abe Olandres, editor of The Blog Herald, said in response to an e-mail from INQUIRER.net.