rate hikes & made-up blog scandals

Brent Finnegan -- December 14th, 2006

A few small items today that I can’t really justify making separate posts for…

Saw last night on WHSV (no link) that Harrisonburg Comcast (ex-Adelphia) customers can expect an approximate 5 percent rate increase on their cable bills starting in January. Rate hikes were announced last month for larger DMAs. I guess they figure since their service is so Comcastic now, it’s worth that much more… Sweet.

Also, Shaun Kenney broke this “scandalous” story yesterday, claiming that Jim Webb’s staff was keeping tabs on Virginia bloggers during the campaign, allegedly digging up dirt on the writers. All I can say is: big deal. What you write in the World Wide Web is for anyone and everyone to see. And if your readership is in the thousands, or tens of thousands per day (hburg news obviously is not among them) state politicians are going to care what you write about them. Besides, you don’t have to be a PI to find out personal history and info about someone. All you need is Google and a little too much spare time.

-finnegan

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