I’ll admit it; I’m feeling a wee bit left out. A few days ago, Google sent out thousands of letters to bloggers threatening to delete their digital babies as part of a crackdown on pornographic advertising. The recipients include such luminaries as Girl With A One-Track Mind, who you may remember from that weird moment a few years ago when we honestly thought blogging was going to make us all extremely rich. Yeah, that.
Of course, the whole brouhaha is really a symptom of a wider panic about online porn, which has been exacerbated by the woeful ignorance of most politicians about how the internet actually works, not to mention the difficulty in defining pornography in the first place. But still, given my past brazen efforts to increase traffic to this site by posting saucy images of underclad actresses d’un certain age, I would have hoped for at least a gentle warning. Clearly I’m just too nice.