Katharsis! (Gesundheit!)

Aus diesem Blickwinkel hätten wir die Sache nie betrachtet: Die alte Lokalzeitung schreibt über die therapeutische Funktion von Weblogs, getestet an US-Krankenhäusern. Und wie immer hat die Sache einen Haken:

Although it may feel good to blog, psychologists warn that going public with private musings may have ramifications, and that little research has been done on the consequences of the Internet confessional.

„I certainly don’t advise anyone to do it. They’re taking a big risk,“ said Patricia Wallace, a psychologist and researcher at Johns Hopkins University and author of „The Psychology of the Internet.“ People open themselves up to cruel comments, and worse: identity theft, for instance, or even losing a job for kvetching about a boss.