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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The only problem is that they weren't talking about apple product, but a supposed third-party apple developer... that wasn't a developer at all.
Here it's only a matter of checking the reality before making claims...
like the author of the original article did...

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Soulbender Member since:

like the author of the original article did...

...are you being ironic?

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jabbotts Member since:

The original article did not attack the indavidual person's character but rather used a business representation as an example of something they suggested was common across multiple business representations. This one sad booth babe is an example of the many sad booth babes here today.. sort of thing.

After the issue became focused on the single indavidual, the article author went back to follow up; find out about the indavidual and contact them in a civil manner to discuss any potential wrong doing.

Did Gruber and King followup and provide facts? Did Gruber and King provide a follow-up article saying "yeah, we where in error that first time around, here's what the correct information we've since verified"?

So sure, attack the ZD author for not showing scientific accuracy with information tangent to the article topic. Yet, don't hold Gruber and King accountable for not validating information the first tiem around and never following-up after the fact? Did you even read the article?

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