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Risk of provoking 'Streisand effect' could backfire

The ‘Streisand effect’ was promoted on Whale Oil recently as a way of extending a smear campaign against Clarke Gayford.

The Streisand effect is a phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information which has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet.

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A record of some rumourmongering

This is a record of one individual who has attempted some Gayford rumourmongering here, in a narrow focus on an issue that has been spread across various media. 836 more words


Comic Louise Reay, her husband suing her and the destructiveness of publicity

On Friday, I blogged a story about comic performer Louise Reay crowdfunding to cover her legal fees because her estranged husband is suing her as a result of her saying, he claims, something derogatory about him in her… 678 more words


Govern Yourself Strangely

Writing and receiving demand letters is part of the daily grind.  We send and receive all types – the nice-ish demand when the facts aren’t 100% favorable.  433 more words


Ten thousand spoons

This Twitter thread, tongue-in-cheekily contains all the things you should not put on your website:

I want an app for each website I visit. And I want all of them to have loud videos that play automatically.

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How to Disappear & Remove Online Information

I am posting the Digital Hit Man online.

The Run Down:

There are a few ways to remove your information from a website, such as politely asking them to remove the information, hacking the site and creating massive destruction, or creating a pretext that prompts them to remove the information. 469 more words

CNN and the Streisand Effect - How Doing Something Because You Can is Often Something You Knew You Shouldn't Have

Jeff Goldblum’s character in Jurassic Park said a line that really stuck with me. It was to the effect that the scientists did something because they could but didn’t stop to consider whether or not they should.   1,254 more words