Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Rise, Fall and Rise of a Professional Blogger.
"I’d been a guest on an episode of “Larry King Live,” with Jimmy Kimmel as the host in King’s absence. I had been told that I would be talking about “celebrities and the media.” But Kimmel launched an attack on one of Gawker’s regular features, a celebrity “stalker map” that relied on unsourced tipsters, one of whom claimed to have spotted Kimmel looking drunk a few months earlier. It took me a minute to catch on to the fact that Kimmel wasn’t acting out some blustery caricature — he was serious about the idea that Gawker had violated his privacy, and he was genuinely, frighteningly angry.
Back at home, after wiping off the TV makeup, I logged into my Gawker e-mail account and found my in-box flooded. I scrolled through the first of what would eventually be hundreds — and then, as the clip of my appearance was dissected on other blogs over the course of the next few days, thousands — of angry e-mail messages."

I was halfway through this article when I realized that I had blogged about her too...and the above chronicle of her public experiences online I'm sure will result in some sort of guideline advice on online sharing and the consequences of having a number of blogs that can eventually be connected...even if you don't want them to be.

(Via Funkaoshi)