Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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RE[2]: Little men
by Shkaba on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Little men"
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I'm guessing you didn't even read the posts Thom conveniently forgot to reference? In no way did they "pick on" (diddums) women. The issue stemmed from Violet's trademark bad journalism. Here, let me direct you to a post that will shed some light on this for you:.... You may continue with your irrational hatred now

No they did pick on a woman! I am not aware of Violet's trademark bad journalism, but from reading her account of events it seems pretty obvious as to what took place.I am curious, if she is a "Trademark bad journalist" then what attributes can you subscribe to gruber and king? Surely not journalism (not even bad one)? And while you ponder on that, please enlighten us, what is so irrational in despising people who use social media to spread false stories?

Edited 2012-02-07 23:15 UTC

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