Professor Jacqueline D. Lipton has published a pre-print of “What Blogging Might Teach About Cybernorms” on SSRN. She makes a case study of the norm against hijacking comment threads by hyperlinking to other blogs. Her conclusion is that “too much weight is often placed on vague and opaque norms in online interactions.”
The article is forthcoming in the Akron Intellectual Property Journal. Lipton is at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.