The State of Play- Zoë Quinn: icon, coordinator of blood drives, beacon for the depressed.

 

[This is a somewhat sarcastic and lengthy post about something that could only exist in our 21th-century society. It’s about Internet drama, e-celebrities, collective hysteria, moral panics, useless journalists, video game culture, ideological groupthink, Streisand Effect, contemporary myth-making, and pathological confabulation. I’ve tried to give a bit of context and background, but you’ll understand it better if you already know about the whole mess. If you don’t, it may seem a bit incomprehensible or the humor may fly over your head. Read at your own risk.]

Part B: about depression.
Part D: about Wizardchan.
Part E: about being harassed for coordinating blood drives.

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