I haven’t posted here about the Virginia Tech massacre, because I had nothing adequate to say. I got in an argument about guns over at LP, and that was one reason I didn’t write on it here either. Sadly No!… Read More ›
As you know, I’ve been talking a bit about violations of the WHO Code. I’ve started collecting some examples of everyday Code-breaking in Australia. My last example was of Wyeth’s transgressions. Have you heard of Nutricia, a Dutch Numico subsidiary?… Read More ›
The Gawker has jumped the shark. “LOLGayz”, FFS. Othering, anyone?
originally uploaded by LT See the comparative superheroine art at I Read Comics: Equalism Then check out the broken-back barbies in the Oh, Just Stop It. Now. post. Longstanding readers may remember a post on my original tigtogblog linking to… Read More ›
Most of you probably know about the Kathy Sierra death-threats episode that has left her fearing for her safety, her blog shut down and her life a mess. (Above link and rest-of-this-post trigger warning: disturbing content, misogynistic violent threats.) Some… Read More ›
crossposted from Larvatus Prodeo “[With that level of military protection] even Paris Hilton could ride a bicycle in a bikini through Anbar province.” That was NBC Iraq correspondent Tom Aspell’s summary of the PR stunt from Republican presidential candidate John… Read More ›
Kathy Sierra, writing about how she has cancelled an upcoming conference speech and other engagements due to overwhelming fear following hate-speech and threats directed at her online. The threats were at a sufficiently high level that Sierra has reported them to the police and apparently the FBI is investigating them, because making death threats online, just as in “real life”, is a crime.
It really pays for politicians to check what their oft-overlooked web support staff are getting up to. Especially if they have designed one’s webpage using somebody else’s template. Because there are several problems with that. Ethically, obviously, if one’s web… Read More ›