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Death Threats Force Blogger to Bow Out

The blogosphere can be a cruel and vicious place. But there has been much hand-wringing lately among bloggers after a series of online death threats against technology blogger Kathy Sierra. For the past month Sierra has weathered threats of physical … Read More

By / March 28, 2007

The blogosphere can be a cruel and vicious place. But there has been much hand-wringing lately among bloggers after a series of online death threats against technology blogger Kathy Sierra.

For the past month Sierra has weathered threats of physical and sexual violence in the comments section of her blog and on other blog sites. Anonymous correspondents have threated to slit her throat and hang her. Come this weekend, Sierra was so in fear of her life that she withdrew from a speaking engagement at an ETech conference in San Diego, called the police and announced her retirement from the blogging community:

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