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: Wtf?
by rhavyn on Wed 8th Feb 2012 15:59 UTC in reply to "Wtf?"
rhavyn
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2005-07-06

It's also painfully obvious how many people here that didn't even bother reading anything of the original material.


To be fair, Thom couldn't even be bothered to actually link John Gruber's and Shawn King's posts about the topic, so it's not just the commentators who don't care about the context.

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