I don’t do anything especially high profile, but after now WEEKS, MONTHS, YEARS of watching women get bullied offline for like, having opinions in public, I’m starting to lock my online life down a little bit. Some links:
- Opt out of Spokeo (everyone should do this)
- What to Expect When You’re Expecting (the Internet to Ruin Your Life) - Zoe Quinn is, unfortunately, in a position to know
- #GamerGate survival guide
- What to Do if Trolls have Doxxed You - I linked to this the other day. Adria Richards, also unfortunately in a position to know.
Note that Spokeo will throttle you after a few requests for removal, and probably after far fewer listings than actually exist for you if you’ve moved around a bit or ever changed your name. So you’ll need to stick with it. Most of the Spokeo info is indeed available from other sources, but it’s a common thing for trolls to use because it’s cheap and easy. Why should harassment be cheap and easy?
(I read “different” as “difficult” — Tj)
Also, how I look when I look at Hebrew and Greek now.
(1995-1998 was a long time ago.)
Don’t dress up; just kill a bunch of your co-workers in the months leading up to Halloween.
Stole my idea.
Brb turning off my 3 alarms and getting ready to enjoy an extra 90 minutes of sleep by going to bed early.
Getting old is awesome.