I surely didn’t mean this to be the post to follow the Clubhouse, in that by no means am I trying to paint SV in a negative light, but, well… I felt I had to get this out:
Hypocrisy. It’s become the tone du jour on my social feeds. It’s emanating from SV, and it breaks my heart.
It started with the harping on David Shing — Shingy, AOL’s Digital Prophet.
I should have written something then, didn’t, and that was a lapse in judgement.
It was painful and shitty to see so much mocking on my Twitter feed from folks in hi-tech (friends even). Folks, who I will put money down on, like me, got the snot kicked out of them for being dorks in elementary and high-school.
To mock a dude, who I should note, made completely valid and intelligent points on that MSNBC interview, because he looked funny, and didn’t have a lame-o title on his business card… What can I say… Real noble behavior 415’ers.
Then there’s the the pretentious position SV is taking on privacy, in particular, as it relates to to the NSA… What a bunch of horseshit this is.
Did I miss the town-hall meeting where we elected Larry, Mark and Dick to be consumer advocates? My god, I love Google, Facebook and Twitter, but let’s not be hypocrites… The best minds of this generation are building ad-tech that abuses users’ privacy. Lecturing the NSA on ethics strikes me as, to quote Joe Biden, “malarkey”.
Finally, now there’s blowback on Brendan Eich and his position on Prop 8… Little I can add to Arrington’s post. Again, the hypocrisy is oozing… Folks are pro diversity, as long as they get to define it, that is.
Ease-up on the Kool-Aid SV, ease-up.