April 30, 2007

The Failure Of Blogging, Part N + 2

washingtonpost.com: Sexual Threats Stifle Some Female Bloggers, credulously regurgitates the Kathy Sierra 'death threats" story.

There are more than 100 blog echoes, which seem to be as uncritical as the base article (this is why I don't say it's bloggers vs. journalists).

There is my blog and article, which apparently are a drop in the ocean.

Why bother?

Posting is going to be light again. Life trumps blogging.

By Seth Finkelstein | posted in cyberblather | on April 30, 2007 09:29 PM (Infothought permalink)
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I understand the frustration.
But hold on here.
The article did not say "death threats"; it said sexual threats. And it didn't focus on Sierra, it talked about the problem in general. I think it is a serious problem.

Yes, I'd love to write about l'affaire Sierra from Joey's perspective, and maybe that will encourage other alleged alpha-male jerks to write me their stories, so we can get the full picture. But that remains on hold.


Posted by: Jon Garfunkel at April 30, 2007 10:36 PM

Amazing, the story actually said, "included photos of her with a noose around her neck and a muzzle over her mouth." What a gross inaccuracy. Utterly amazing.

Posted by: joey at May 1, 2007 08:23 AM