Brain For Sale, Slightly Used, $3 Million OBO

Can you believe THIS was on my Twitter feed? (And the @jonimueller feed, no less; not the @pixelitadesigns feed, which would make SOME sense.) Atrocious grammar and all. Yeesh. “@jonimueller hello i am a graphics designer like you,but i just a beginner,can you teach me some of you’r portofolio, please follow back.” What happened to …

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Itty Bitty Shitstorm

We are all damaged somehow.

My best friend uttered that statement in chat a few days ago. It broke my heart, but it also rang true. And it’s really true in the current Internet drama being played out at Itty Biz and elsewhere, involving internet marketers Naomi Dunford and Dave Navarro.

A few days ago, Naomi posted a hair-raising article on her web site about several men who, via their web sites, were cyber-bullying a successful woman blogger and even went so far as to say that the blogger had received death threats. She titled the article Death Threats and Hate Crimes, Attacks On Women Bloggers Escalating, making it seem as if many women bloggers were being targeted, threatened or bullied. And the fact is that she herself is the sole target of these threats, if I believe her. But to flag-wave as if this is a problem for all women bloggers, to make this a call to arms for all women bloggers does all women bloggers, all women, and especially all women who are legitimately being abused, threatened or silenced, a huge disservice. Thanks, twat.

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