Death threats are not cool

Found out from Maírín Duffy’s post that Kathy Sierra, of Creating Passionate Users, have been receiving death threats.

This saddened me greatly, that the Internet’s perceived anonymity is freedom of speech is used as an opportunity for making such hateful, vitriolic (and in this case, illegal) speech.

Having found out about Kathy’s amazing blog not too long ago from Simon Menchaca’s Direct2Dell post on the SXSW conference, I can only hope she won’t be deterred from posting for long.

Kathy, if you’re reading this (Trackback magic!), please don’t give up. Some people just cannot handle your success; precisely why you should not give in. Hopefully they will be cowed by the fact that the police is taking this seriously, and won’t bother you again.

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