Jessica Coen On The Dark Side of Blogging


New York’s Jessica Coen, who once actually taught in South Central’s public school system, had an even rougher time cavorting about the blogosphere. Coen relays some of her more harrowing blogger experiences in Glamour. Some tales from the trenches of editing Gawker:

”Often the hostility was more disturbing. Someone created a Yahoo! account in my name and assumed my identity for a few hellish weeks. I’m pretty sure that the same person also contacted a celebrity publicist and used my journalist status to schedule an interview with her client, then created a website in my name and published private information about my family. Most invasive, he or she e-mailed my father, who believed he was communicating with me.”

Further, Choire Sicha makes the point to WWD that women get treated worse online than men.