Wiscon program item noted without comment: "Something Is Wrong on the Internet!"
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
UPDATE: Two accounts of the panel, one from Laura, in the audience, with several unattributed quotes about mobbing:
Program Item Name Something Is Wrong on the Internet! Track(s) Feminism and Other Social Change Movements (Reading, Viewing, and Critiquing Science Fiction) Description What keeps you going at 4 a.m. when there's so much fail, and only you and your fellow Internet drama addicts stand against it like stubborn superheroes? Let's talk about why Internet drama is important to us as activists and as fans, why we engage or disengage, and what it all means when ideas and personalities clash in public discussion of sf/f books, tv, fic, and culture. Location Capitol B Schedule Sun 10:00 - 11:15AM Panelists M: Vito Excalibur, Piglet, Liz Henry, Julia Sparkymonster
Hint of a fail is when a person says “There is a mob after me!”
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If you never shut up about things, then you will continue to be mobbed.
And one from Liz Henry:
danny: what seems to spark a particularly bad reaction is a bunch of people's reactions being called a "mob" - it is not a mob it is a lot of individuals having their own valid reactions.