Just now in San Diego, one of the world’s most influential tech conference is kickin’ off: Etech. It is basically Who’s who within the tech industry.

One speaker, Kathy Sierra, had to cancel. Why? Because of the death treats she has received for the last 4 weeks. They must have been v bad … so bad that she is canceling to speak at such a significant conference.

Offline and online, we let the bullies, the aggressors, the morons get too much space and say-so. We, the majority of good and normal people, need to speak up and say This is not acceptable.

Major bloggers such as Robert Scoble and Mike Arrington are saying enough is enough. But you can do something too, next time you are reading your fav blog or a forum post and you see a rude / out of line comment towards the author or other readers – post a comment back saying saying This is not acceptable. These morons count on our silence. Let’s not be silence anymore.

This blog is under a handle and I chose not to put my real name to it. The reason? It would definitely hurt my career and also limit my ability to say what I want. My career is not within the internet/tech industry, it is the conservative world of Finance.

Another reason is that the internet is full of nutters and I am not inclined to give them anything to play with as I would not give anything away in the offline world.

I am a small time blogger, not really looking to be a A-list so I think there is a very small chance I would be harassed by the mob. But I still can use my small voice and say This is not acceptable when it is needed. Don’t be silence anymore!

5 Responses to “Morons Bloggers: blogosphere lowest common denominator”

  1. José A. Says:

    Unbelievable. Why was she threaten? I am sure there are lots of people being threaten because of their advances in some investigations. Advances could make big companies loose a lot of money.

  2. lizze Says:

    As far as I know she works within marketing (rather harmless, right??) and are good at it, like thinking in new ways etc. I can make no sense why anyone would behave so asocial as the people threatening her. It sounds like police and Feds are now involved to investigate so I am guessing that she has not been able to tell everything what has been going on.

  3. Slim Says:

    Personally, I would love some threats and shit talking on my blog. Atleast then I’d know someone is reading my blog 😉

    Seriously.

  4. cap Says:

    Slim’s blog sucks and that is not acceptable. Heh.

    Seriously, though, people who put themselves out there and use their own names are attacked (on the ‘net) all the time. It’s not right. But I think you have a good idea … we need to be more vocal against bullies and more tolerant of differing opinions.

  5. lizze Says:

    slim – you are nuts and that is your charm 🙂

    cap – uhm (trying hard not to LOL but failed) 😉
    I hope if we all chip in some improvement can be made.