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The Oatmeal, unfair critics and ink by the barrel

“Never pick a fight with a man who buys ink by the barrel.” That’s the old saying, which MediaBistro tried to update for the digital age. And it applies to people today who have popular sites — or worse, a lot … Continue reading

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The day the Internet finally discovered “community”

Not going to set it up any more than that. Just read … which famous person needs to come out already? : AskReddit.

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Hey, reporters! Slow down, you move too fast …

So says Amy Sullivan at The New Republic, drawing heavily upon the CNN/Fox “oopsie” with the health care verdict: I know I’m often out-of-the-loop when it comes to journalism norms and conventions, but this one honestly confounds me. Has any publication … Continue reading

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Want to get famous? Sue The Oatmeal!

It’s an old story: 1. Lawyer reviews Aggregation Site, finds that Creative Site has complained about Aggregation Site’s copyright infringement. 2. Lawyer demands Creative Site send Aggregation Site $20,000, or else we’ll all to court. 3. Creative Site tells lawyer … Continue reading

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The Oatmeal doesn’t take the law into his own hands – he takes it to charity

It’ll be difficult to sum up the case of FunnyJunk v The Oatmeal any better than The Oatmeal does. It’s your standard “cartoonist complains about work being stolen, accused content thief gets all huffy, cartoonist laughs a little and lets … Continue reading

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Yeah, I posted on Twitter! That don’t mean you *&%$!s can read it!

Man tweets obnoxious comments toward Sandra Fluke. She responds, he responds. Blog screen-caps Twitter exchange. Man thinks he can either sue blogger or intimidate blogger into removing comments — that he made on Twitter under his own name. Me bash … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with angry commenters? – Slate Magazine

We are clearly in a season of class war, and one can understand the class war against a hedge fund guy, but a writer? This is, in other words, a class war Mao or Ho Chi Minh could get behind. … Continue reading

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