Recently, I often hear news that some certain weblogs got on fire. It doesn't mean that weblog is actually burning. Its comment section is being flooded by thousands of comments mostly because webmaster had written something stupid and weblog itself has been exposed to other bulletin board. In these cases, it doesn't only ruins his life but involves other people and companies. http://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20071207-00000063-zdn_n-sci (Yahoo!News : 「事実無根」では不十分？ 従業員の「炎上」、企業の対応策は)
Weblogs are place where you can write whatever you like. Diaries, opinions, claims, and so on. Since you can write them anoymously, there are some people who confesses their little crimes. Shoplifting, speeding, assault something like these.
These people don't even reglet nor reflect them, but boast about it. And these people don't realize that this is something different from little chatting with your friend. Millions of people can read it and it doesn't disappear.
Weblog : ブログ 今ではBlogだけでもいいのかな flooded by - : ～であふれる、殺到する anoymously : 匿名で boast about - : ～を自慢する