Dec 14, 2010

remember kids, don't be a pseudonymous dick

Mat Honan on what comes next with Gawkergate: troll hunt!

I’ll be amazed if in the coming weeks we don’t learn several identities behind a lot of the Gawker commenter accounts. Sometimes it might be because the commenter had a clear bias or conflict of interest they should have disclosed. Others it’s just going to be because a famous person is involved. (And have you seen how many famous people—celebrities and media bigwigs—there are in there?) And of course sometimes names will just come out because someone is a dick.

Hello, The Awl. Sounds like a job for y'all. (Yes, I made that rhyme on purpose.)