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: Since Thom won't link to it
by shmerl on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:27 UTC in reply to "Since Thom won't link to it"
shmerl
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I liked that part in the secondary link there: http://4ma.me/509/violet-violet-violet.html

Today’s fanboys are amateurs compared to that group. Apple doesn’t seem too bad off because of it.


I guess they mean that rude Apple fanboys can't make Apple's ethical reputation any worse since it's already totally rotten?

Edited 2012-02-07 23:27 UTC

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