What you blog can be used against you…

We’ve heard of employers finding their employee’s blogs and reprimanding them or even firing them. Now there’s a case in Florida of a teen who plead guilty to DUI manslaughter charges after prosecutors discovered a confession in his blog. [link]

A Florida teenager has pleaded guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge after prosecutors discovered a confession on his online blog. The 18-year-old had been in the back seat, and pulled the steering wheel as a prank.

He told investigators that he remembered nothing of the crash that caused a friend’s death and left another seriously injured, but three days after the crash, he wrote, “I turned the wheel that sent us off the road.”

1 Comment so far

  1. Erica (unregistered) on December 21st, 2005 @ 10:43 am

    I don’t know if I think that’s good or bad. I mean, obviously the kid was guilty and it’s not like they were falsely accusing him.

    But it reminds me that as much as I try to keep anonymous on my personal blog, I’m probably not all that anonymous to anyone who really wants to find out. It also reminds me to be more careful about, say, the kinds of things I might joke about when I talk about work.

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