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[7]: Comment by Aristocracies
by JAlexoid on Wed 8th Feb 2012 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by Aristocracies"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

The fact of the matter is, Violet was acting as a journalist at this event.

Journalist? Sorry... You clearly haven't read the original post. It was at most an artistic rendition of her experience at Macworld.

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Aristocracies Member since:
2010-06-15

Sorry, I forgot that a tech news site like ZDnet, owned by one of the largest American media conglomerates, shouldn't be held to any sort of standard nor be held responsible for anything they publish in cases where the author just doesn't feel like writing something 'serious'. You're sure right and I should reread that article with your interpretation now!

Edited 2012-02-09 01:42 UTC

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