Category Archives: Virtual Reality Living

The Walker Jihad And The Stranahan Clan

Aaron Walker is not a very good lawyer. In fact, he’s a pretty terrible one. His lawsuit against Brett Kimberlin was ordered out of federal court months ago. Dan Backer, the high-powered DC attorney behind the Bloggers Defense Fund which … Continue reading

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Catfishing The Future

I watched the movie Catfish the other night. Creators Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost have drawn public attention to the ways social media enables the liars among us to construct and enact elaborate falsehoods. The film, and the eponymous television show … Continue reading

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Cancer Truthers Demand Long-Form Diagnosis Certificate

UPDATE: After more thorough research (made difficult by the fact that many of the principals have blocked me), I have removed a few tweets from the Chirpstory. (Frankly, I find it ironic that so many people would want to distance … Continue reading

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Former Associate of James O’Keefe Tried To Win Time With Sandra Fluke

Rush Limbaugh spent three days smearing Sandra Fluke for the crime of telling Congress about her perspective on birth control access in health care plans; that hatchet-job sparked the StopRush movement. Yesterday, the Daily Caller reported that a charity auction had … Continue reading

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The Streisand Effect: Synopsis of a Twitter Drama

The Streisand Effect (WikiPedia) is “the phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide or remove a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.” Rather than seek forgiveness, Imani Gandy and … Continue reading

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How TeamUterati Founders Fell for a Right Wing Con Artist

The following update has been added to The @Shoq Twitter Brigade Burn Notice. Contrary to popular misconception, this story is not about defending a “Twitter cat.” Many people have been harassed, bullied, intimidated, and lost income since May. Using new … Continue reading

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The @Shoq Twitter Brigade Burn Notice

SKIP TO UPDATE 1 - UPDATE 2 - UPDATE 3 The cast of characters (will update): Jessica @vdaze Darshann Padilla @HoneyBadgerLA Imani Gandy @AngryBlackLady Heather Chase @HeatherEChase Introduction I have said for years that personal drama spilling into cyberspace is the single … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Romney’s Social Media Director Involved With Collapsing National Bloggers Club

Last Friday, Alex Brant-Zawadzki blogged that Bill Murphy (right), the Social Media Director for the Romney campaign, is an associate of Ali Akbar, disgraced President of the National Bloggers Club. Today he reports that Murphy was actually the Director of … Continue reading

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The Truth About Neal Rauhauser

They made Neal Rauhauser into a left-wing supervillain because they wanted and needed one so badly. And for a moment, right wing bloggers seemed to finally be picking on someone their own size, because no one could find Rauhauser to … Continue reading

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Jason Taylor is the Butthurt of Breitblogger Brooks Bayne (UPDATE)

Jump to the Update I have tweeted the picture above at least twice before, but today it has special resonance. That’s because Brooks Bayne, pseudonymous right wing blogger, has been trying to “out” a pseudonymous Twitter user with a black … Continue reading

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Morning Awful: Romney Twitter Inflation

Governor’s Romney’s Twitter follower count suddenly inflated over the weekend. The website noticed a unexplained spike on Saturday. I doubt that anyone is trying to “plant a story to embarrass him,” as blogger Zach Green suggests; I have covered … Continue reading

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