BBC Picks Up Kathy Sierra Death Threat Story

Kathy Sierra, author of the brilliant blog Creating Passionate Users wrote a post yesterday describing some incredibly disturbing, horrible, abuse and death threats she has been receiving from some other blogs and bloggers. The BBC just picked up the story which kind of goes to show the enormous reaction this has had in the blogosphere. The list of bloggers that have picked up and condemned the threats and abuse is long and notable, from Scoble, Steve Rubel, Seth Godin, to David Armano, this list goes on. Kathy Sierra is the most searched term on Technorati right now, and there are almost 1,000 links direct to that story.

I am sickened by the abuse that Kathy has received here and hope that this up swelling of support for her and against this kind of abuse can actually have some kind of positive effect. I for one hope she keeps blogging as she is an inspiration in the topics she covers, the quality of her writing and the aims of her work.

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  1. Posted March 28, 2007 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Andy Carvin from PBS is suggesting that this Friday be stop cyberbullying day.

  2. karl long
    Posted March 28, 2007 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Very interesting Keith, I wonder if it will gain any tracktion? I’m going to forward it on to some folks.

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  • [...] Terwijl Kathy thuis blijft en overweegt haar blog te sluiten, probeert de blogosfeer haar te steunen (zie maar in de comments) en systemen uit te denken om dit soort problemen te voorkomen… Er zijn ondertussen al meer dan 1700 bloglinks naar het verhaal,┬áde BBC heeft het overgenomen, Robert Scoble blogt een hele week niet uit protest, … [...]

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