Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The FTC will regulate bloggers

Hey Ladies,

I was online today and I stumbled across an article about the Federal Trade Commission regulating bloggers. My first thought was oh boy just something else for them to stick there nose into. Yet, after reading the article I saw the point they were trying to make. The FTC will regulate giveaways and freebies from other companies that some bloggers get for reviewing or trying one of their products.

In the online hair community people write many reviews about many different products and most of the products people review I believe have bought them on their own. There may be some bloggers who receive samples or incentives for reviewing the products. I wonder does this affect those who blog and give products away?

Well happy blogging and obey the laws! If you wanna read the article CLICK HERE

Nappturally Yours


1 comment:

Jasmine said...

I can understand where there are coming from to a point. But at the same time, I think some stuff is just common sense. In this day and age (the computer age) people should be savvy enough t raise and eyebrow when popular bloggers start singing praises of a product. (maybe its just me).
I know not everyone thinks this way. And we shouldnt have to wonder. So I think it would be nice if these incentives were disclosed. But I have to be honest. This concerns me a bit. Now it's this one little thing they want to regulate. What will it be next. with agencies like the FTC, you are messing with a rocky bridge because as we know (you give an inch, they sometime take a mile). We definitely don't want companies like this to start imposing on out first amendment rights... and that is definitely a bit of a blur as far as this is concerned.