Trouble at the Koolaid Point

Kathy Sierra:

I now believe the most dangerous time for a woman with online visibility is the point at which others are seen to be listening, “following”, “liking”, “favoriting”, retweeting. In other words, the point at which her readers have (in the troll’s mind) “drunk the Koolaid”. Apparently, that just can’t be allowed.

Such a sad retelling of her story. I sat on my couch last night and read this and thought about how incredibly terrible a tool the web is for some.