The Internet Hate Machine Turns On Kurt Greenbaum

Maybe you saw our post yesterday about Kurt Greenbaum, the Post Dispatch’s Social Media Director and how he got a man fired because he posted a “vulgarity” on the comments of an STLToday article. If not, check it out, we go in to in detail there. In that post, I dropped this little pull quote, suitable for twittering and the like: …and then the internet skull-f*cked him. I was wrong. The internet populace hadn’t begun to skull f*ck him at that point. [Read More]

The Post Dispatch’s “Social Media Guy” Tattles on Naughty Commenter, Craps on Privacy Policy

Kurt Greenbaum, Director of Social Media at the St. Louis Post Dispatch jumped on his blog the other day to gleefully tell the tale about how he tracked down one of the thousands of nasty commenters on, called the employer of the commentator (based on the IP/Hostname) and because of his tattle-telling, the dude got fired. …and then the internet skull-f*cked him. Here’s a few of the comments on his original blog post entitled “Post a Vulgar Comment at Work, Lose Your Job“: [Read More]

Mizzou Forgets How Cell Phones Work

So say you are an important guy in some respects and because of that, you have a lot of phone numbers and text messages on your phone. Now say you get a new phone, which all of us seem to do about once a month these days. Wouldn’t you make sure to clear out your old phone before getting rid of it? Of course you would, because you aren’t from 1977, you know what a cell phone is, and you aren’t a moron…or at least a big enough one to think that someone might take a peak in your important by proxy phone! [Read More]