Vultures circle GamerGate


#109

Well, Mr. Joined-2-hours-ago, some of us actually read gaming sites as well and remember people pushing for the issue to be addressed before it all blew up. What was that issue, you say? Zoe Quinn’s ex posting his discredited bullshit screed, where the “gaming journalism” part could be disproved using Google and 10 seconds of your time. Of course the games press ignored it, because it was crap. It became a legitimate “story” when you and your ilk started turning a developer’s life into a living hell. You should be so proud!

Just escape the echo chamber that are 8chan/Escapist/Twitter for a while. You’ve been played by people who do have an agenda, does that feel like success to you?


#110

Welcome to BoingBoing, New Guy Who Coincidentally Joined Just In Time To Defend Gamergate (And Will Never Be Seen Again) #512! Do tell us, who are sockpuppeting for today?


#111

It’s a Sea Lion!


#112

Trollsopinion trollsopinion works :smiley:


#113

So fucking what? As I opined earlier, there are far far worthier targets for unethical journalism than the bloody games industry. Turn on the TV, or buy a newspaper at random and have a look for yourself.


Why #gamergate is bullshit
Popehat's #Gamergate rants
Cultural Observations of the GG thingee
#114

I’ve found a way to improve on my previous research. By eliminating any tweet that carries both the #gamergate and #stopgamergate2014 hashtags, we can get a better idea of what gamergate actually spends its time talking about, one that’s less muddied by anti-gamergate tweets.

I’ve also expanded the search to include not only tweets with the full names of the “LWs” but also with just their first names or just their last names. I’ve also done this for the 20 journalists on this gamergate boycott list whose full names got the most mentions. To any who object that there are multiple people with the name Anita, for example, I’ll say a couple of things:

  1. Few people who share any of these names are likely to get enough mentions to skew these numbers much. Adam Baldwin is the only one I saw that had a significant impact on any of the numbers and I accounted for him.
  2. I’m not looking for absolute numbers here but relative numbers: how often is x mentioned compared to y. I’m testing gamergate’s hypothesis that their movement is focused on corruption scandals in games journalism. To prove this hypothesis it needs to be shown that gamergate spends more time talking about corruption scandals in games journalism than it does about other things, such as cultural issues. This means that relative numbers, not absolute numbers, are what matter. Any bump the “LWs” receive because of others with the same name should be offset by the fact that the journalists will also experience this same effect. (Subtotals for full name, first name only, and last name only are also provided so they can be easily compared).

I have decided to look at tweets going back as far as topsy.com will allow: ones posted in the past 30 days.

The Basics
The estimated total number of gamergate tweets:
#gamergate: 1,599,443
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 24,676
[subtract the tweets that also feature the stopgamergate2014 hashtag to yield a net result]
Net: 1,574,767

For reference, the estimated total number of anti-gamergate tweets:
#stopgamergate2014: 127,878

Let’s look first at how many mentions the “LWs” receive:
#gamergate sarkeesian: 7029
#gamergate #stopgamergate: 1021
Net: 6008

#gamergate anita: 13,793
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 1006
Net: 12,787

#gamergate anita sarkeesian: 5132
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anita sarkeesian: 846
Net: 4286

[to avoid double counting subtract tweets that contain both “anita” and “sarkeesian”]
Total: 14,509 (6008 + 12,787 - 4286)

#gamergate wu: 9632
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wu: 139
Net: 9493

#gamergate brianna: 6602
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brianna: 107
Net: 6495

#gamergate brianna wu: 5006
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brianna wu: 63
Net: 4943
Total: 11,045

#gamergate quinn: 3665
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 quinn: 94
Net: 3571

#gamergate zoe: 4948
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoe: 90
Net: 4858

#gamergate zoe quinn: 2940
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoe quinn: 58
Net: 2882
Total 5547

Now let’s look at an actual journalist (falsely) accused of corruption::
#gamergate grayson: 603
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 grayson: 4
Net: 599

#gamergate nathan: 530
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nathan: 4
Net: 526

#gamergate nathan grayson: 456
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nathan grayson: 4
Net: 452
Total: 673

Zoe Quinn, the non-journalist, is mentioned eight times more frequently than Grayson, the journalist, despite the fact that they were the principal parties in the same incident. Furthermore, Zoe Quinn is the “LW” with the fewest mentions.

Now let’s look at an actual case of corruption:
#gamergate mordor: 1292
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mordor: 2
Net: 1290

#gamergate wb: 94
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wb: 0
Net: 94

#gamergate warner: 131
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 warner: 0
Net: 131

Quinn is mentioned 3 times more frequently than the very real scandal involving Shadow of Mordor.

How does the alleged corruption in Australian games journalism fare:
#gamergate bethesda: 13
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bethesda: 0
Net: 13

#gamergate mcv: 17
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 17

#gamergate ausgamers: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ausgamers: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate ea australia: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ea australia: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate game arena: 3
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 game arena: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate gameplanet: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamerplanet: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate joab gilroy: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: joab gilroy: 0
Net: 0

Quinn is mentioned 180 times more frequently than these allegations.

How do the Hernandez-Anthropy allegations fare:
#gamergate anthropy: 9
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 9

#gamergate anna: 17
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna: 1
Net: 16

#gamergate anna anthropy: 7
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna anthropy: 0
Net: 7
Total: 18

#gamergate hernandez: 240
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 hernandez: 0
Net: 240

#gamergate patricia: 207
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patricia: 0
Net: 207

#gamergate patricia hernandez: 178
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patricia hernandez: 0
Net: 178
Total: 269

Quinn is mentioned 20 times more frequently…

Even though it isn’t a case of journalistic corruption, let’s look at how the IGF/Indiecade allegations fare:
#gamergate igf: 1939
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 igf: 2
Net: 1937

#gamergate indiecade: 581
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 indiecade: 0
Net: 581

Quinn is mentioned twice as often.

How do the gamejournopros mailing list allegations fare:
#gamergate mailing list: 1347
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mailing list: 2
Net: 1345

#gamergate gamejournopros: 3071
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamerjournopros: 0
Net: 3071

#gamergate mailing list gamejournopros: 125
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mailing list gamejournopros: 0
Net: 125
Total: 4291

Getting closer to Quinn but she’s still mentioned 29% more frequently (and it comes nowhere the near the mentions of Wu or Sarkeesian).

Even though it has nothing to do with journalism, let’s look at how DMCA abuse fares:
#gamergate dmca: 231
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dmca: 0
Net: 231

#gamergate takedown: 246
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 takedown: 0
Net: 246

#gamergate dmca takedown: 3
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dmca takedown: 0
Net: 3
Total: 474

Quinn is mentioned mentioned 11 times more frequently.

For comparison, let’s look at how frequently certain insults are used:
#gamergate bitch: 982
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bitch: 9
Net: 973

#gamergate slut: 797
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 slut: 9
Net: 788

#gamergate whore: 386
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 whore: 3
Net: 383

#gamergate cunt: 368
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cunt: 0
Net: 368

#gamergate faggot: 329
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 faggot: 1
Net: 328

#gamergate fag: 47
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fag: 0
Net: 47

“Bitch” and “slut” manage to beat DMCA abuse, the Hernandez-Anthropy allegations, the allegations of corruption in Australian journalism, and Nathan Grayson but are in turn beaten by the Shadow of Mordor scandal, the mailing list allegations, and the IGF/Indiecade allegations. This is the one comparison where the scales tilt toward a focus on journalism, and this represents a change from my last set of data. It’s not from subtracting the anti-gamergate tweets because as you can see those are quite small numbers (~1%). It’s caused by my switch from looking at the last 7 days to the looking at the last 30 days. If you take a quick and dirty look at the stats for the last 7 days you can see that the IGF/Indiecade allegations have receive about 201 tweets and the Shadow of Mordor scandal receives about 130 tweets, whereas “slut” receives 323 tweets and “bitch” receives 270. The focus of gamergate seems to be turning away from those scandals. There’s also a slight uptick in “slut” and a slight drop in the mailing list allegations recently. It will be interesting to see where this goes.

Let’s also compare the figures for SJW (social justice warrior):
#gamergate sjw: 21,538
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sjw: 65
Net: 21,473

Social justice warriors get mentioned 5 times more frequently than the most popular allegations (the ones involving the gamejournopros mailing list). For a movement purporting to be about conflicts of interest and lack of transparency in games journalism, gamergate sure talks about cultural issues a lot.

Of the remaining 19 most mentioned journalists (Patricia Hernandez is shown above), only Leigh Alexander gets more mentions than Zoe Quinn but she is still mentioned less frequently than the other two “LWs.” Brianna Wu is mentioned 42% more frequently and Anita Sarkeesian is mentioned 86% more frequently.

#gamergate alexander: 5632
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 alexander: 11
Net: 5621

#gamergate leigh: 7385
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 leigh: 12
Net: 7373

#gamergate leigh alexander: 5205
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 11
Net: 5194
Total: 7800

#gamergate faraci: 1106
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 faraci: 4
Net: 1102

#gamergate devin: 1200
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin: 4
Net: 1996

#gamergate devin faraci: 685
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin faraci: 4
Net: 681
Total: 2417

#gamergate kuchera: 1961
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kuchera: 4
Net: 1957

#gamergate ben: 1987
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ben: 38
Net: 1949

#gamergate ben kuchera: 1518
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ben kuchera: 4
Net: 1514
Total: 2392

#gamergate cheong: 1935
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cheong: 3
Net: 1932

#gamergate ian: 1732
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ian: 3
Net: 1729

#gamergate ian cheong: 1318
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ian cheong: 3
Net: 1315
Total: 2346

#gamergate lees: 895
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 lees: 0
Net: 895

#gamergate matt: 1263
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 matt: 14
Net: 1249

#gamergate matt lees: 741
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 matt lees: 0
Net: 741
Total: 1417

#gamergate tito: 350
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tito: 0
Net: 350

#gamergate greg: 1256
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 greg: 0
Net: 1256

#gamergate greg tito: 229
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 greg tito: 0
Net: 229
Total: 1377

#gamergate fish: 1120
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fish: 10
Net: 1110

#gamergate phil: 1056
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 phil: 8
Net: 1048

#gamergate phil fish: 949
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 phil fish: 8
Net: 941
Total: 1217

#gamergate chu: 685
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chu: 0
Net: 685

#gamergate arthur: 846
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 arthur: 19
Net: 827

#gamergate arthur chu: 434
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 434
Total: 1078

#gamergate sterling: 711
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sterling: 6
Net: 705

#gamergate jim: 845
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim: 1
Net: 844

#gamergate jim sterling: 514
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim sterling: 0
Net: 514
Total: 1035

#gamergate walker: 121
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 walker: 0
Net: 121

#gamergate john: 779
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 john: 1
Net: 778

#gamergate john walker: 100
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 100
Total: 799

#gamergate chipman: 215
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chipman: 0
Net: 215

#gamergate bob: 688
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bob: 2
Net: 686

#gamergate bob chipman: 143
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 bob chipman: 0
Net: 143
Total: 758

#gamergate totilo: 196
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 totilo: 0
Net: 196

#gamergate stephen: 640
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 stephen: 0
Net: 640

#gamergate stephen totilo: 94
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 stephen totilo: 0
Net: 94
Total: 742

#gamergate sessler: 126
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sessler: 0
Net: 126

#gamergate adam: 1637
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 adam: 34
[most of these are Adam Baldwin so let’s trim some more]
#gamergate adam baldwin: 1294
Net: 343

#gamergate adam sessler: 74
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 adam sessler: 0
Net: 74
Total: 395

#gamergate plante: 85
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 plante: 0
Net: 85

#gamergate chris: 325
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chris: 0
Net: 325

#gamergate chris plante: 83
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 chris plante: 0
Net: 83
Total: 327

#gamergate north: 254
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 north: 1
Net: 253

#gamergate dale: 171
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dale: 0
Net: 171

#gamergate dale north: 111
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dale north: 0
Net: 111
Total: 313

#gamergate allen: 228
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 allen: 0
Net: 223

#gamergate samantha: 202
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samantha: 0
Net: 202

#gamergate samantha allen: 194
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samantha allen: 0
Net: 194
Total: 231

#gamergate ismail: 120
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ismail: 0
Net: 120

#gamergate rami: 206
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rami: 0
Net: 206

#gamergate rami ismail: 120
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rami ismail: 0
Net: 120
Total: 206

#gamergate marcotte: 97
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 marcotte: 0
Net: 97

#gamergate amanda: 134
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 amanda: 0
Net: 134

#gamergate amanda marcotte: 87
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 amanda marcotte: 0
Net: 87
Total: 144

Once again, for the sake of completeness, I’ve researched everything else on that gamergate boycott list.

#gamergate dennis scimeca: 31
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dennis scimeca: 0
Net: 31

#gamergate patrick o’rourke: 26
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 patrick o’rourke: 0
Net: 26

#gamergate tadhg kelly: 22
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tadhg kelly: 0
Net: 22

#gamergate luke mckinney: 20
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 luke mckinney: 0
Net: 20

#gamergate devin wilson: 19
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin wilson: 0
Net: 19

#gamergate kevin vanord: 18
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kevin vanord: 0
Net: 18

#gamergate colin campbell: 14
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 colin campbell: 0
Net: 14

#gamergate simon parkin: 13
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 simon parkin: 0
Net: 13

#gamergate casey johnston: 6
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 6

#gamergate dan golding: 5
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dan golding: 0
Net: 5

#gamergate tom hatfield: 5
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tom hatfield: 0
Net: 5

#gamergate luke plunkett: 5
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 luke plunkett: 0
Net: 5

#gamergate tauriq moosa: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate zoya street: 4
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 zoya street: 0
Net: 4

#gamergate paul tassi: 4
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 paul tassi: 0
Net: 4

#gamergate joseph bernstein: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joseph bernstein: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate jonathan holmes: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jonathan holmes: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate garrett martin: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 garrett martin: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate callie beusman: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 callie beusman: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate victoria mcnally: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 victoria mcnally: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate anna minard: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 anna minard: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate jack smith: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jack smith: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate devin bell: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 devin bell: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate tim colwill: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tim colwill: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate mitch dyer: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mitch dyer: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate cara ellison: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cara ellison: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate fruzsina eördögh: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fruzsina eördögh: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate edwin evans-thirwill: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 edwin evans-thirwill: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate sarah gray: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sarah gray: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate britt hayes: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 britt hayes: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate jon hicks: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jon hicks: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate mark hill: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mark hill: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate david hollingworth: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 david hollingworth: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate jeff klima: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jeff klima: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate ross lincoln: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ross lincoln: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate keza mcdonald: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 keza mcdonald: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate darren nakamura: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 darren nakamura: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate christian nutt: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 christian nutt: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate mike pearl: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mike pearl: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate aja romano: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 aja romano: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate jim rossignol: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jim rossignol: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate samit sarkar: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 samit sarkar: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate dan seitz: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 dan seitz: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate joe skrebels: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joe skrebels: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate aoife wilson: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 aoife wilson: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate josh wirtanen: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 josh wirtanen: 0
Net: 0

Game Developers:
#gamergate robin arnott: 13
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 robin arnott: 0
Net: 13

#gamergate joshua boggs: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 joshua boggs: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate brandon mccartin: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 brandon mccartin: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate kyle pulver: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kyle pulver: 0
Net: 0

Publicist:
#gamergate maya kramer: 9
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 maya kramer: 0
Net: 9

Cartoonist:
#gamergate tom preston: 198
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tom preston: 0
Net: 198

Organizations, etc.:
#gamergate gawker: 14,248
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gawker: 56
Net: 14,192

#gamergate gamasutra: 8779
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamasutra: 9
Net: 8770

#gamergate kotaku: 7959
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 kotaku: 58
Net: 7901

#gamergate 4chan: 8059
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 4chan: 75
Net: 7984

#gamergate polygon: 7892
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 polygon: 33
Net: 7859

#gamergate escapist: 3296
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 escapist: 3
Net: 3293

#gamergate verge: 3099
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 verge: 0
Net: 3099

#gamergate digra: 2486
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 digra: 1
Net: 2485

#gamergate destructoid: 2097
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 destructoid: 2
Net: 2095

#gamergate silverstring: 1549
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 silverstring: 1
Net: 1548

#gamergate neogaf: 1548
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: 22
Net: 1526

#gamergate xoxo: 1309
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xoxo: 0
Net: 1309

#gamergate cracked: 1146
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cracked: 0
Net: 1146

#gamergate vice: 1122
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 vice: 2
Net: 1120

#gamergate ign: 971
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ign: 13
Net: 958

#gamergate rock paper shotgun: 281
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rock paper shotgun: 0
Net: 281

#gamergate rps: 516
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rps: 5
Net: 511
Total: 763

#gamergate techcrunch: 767
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 techcrunch: 5
Net: 762

#gamergate pcgamer: 611
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pcgamer: 0
Net: 611

#gamergate deadspin: 533
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 deadspin: 6
Net: 527

#gamergate something awful: 552
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 something awful: 42
Net: 510

#gamergate buzzfeed: 346
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 buzzfeed: 5
Net: 341

#gamergate gameranx: 337
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gameranx: 0
Net: 337

#gamergate gamespot: 334
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gamespot: 6
Net: 328

#gamergate ars technica: 252
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 ars technica: 0
Net: 252

#gamergate mic: 344
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic: 1
#gamergate mic drop: 43
#gamergate mic drops: 88
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic drop: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mic drops: 0
[Since there seem to be a lot “drops the mic” type statements let’s trim]
Net: 213
#gamergate pax: 164
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pax: 0
Net: 164

#gamergate child’s play: 130
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 child’s play: 0
Net: 130

#gamergate wired: 118
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 wired: 0
Net: 118

#gamergate daily dot: 111
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 daily dot: 0
Net: 111

#gamergate rationalwiki: 92
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rationalwiki: 0
Net: 92

#gamergate salon: 83
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 salon: 0
Net: 83

#gamergate new yorker: 80
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 new yorker: 0
Net: 80

#gamergate polytron: 69
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 polytron: 0
Net: 69

#gamergate motherboard: 68
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 motherboard: 0
Net: 68

#gamergate xbox 360: 32
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xbox 360: 0
Net: 32

#gamergate tvtropes: 28
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 tvtropes: 0
Net: 28

#gamergate mary sue: 20
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 mary sue: 1
Net: 19

#gamergate gizmodo: 17
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 gizmodo: 0
Net: 17

#gamergate valleywag: 14
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 valleywag: 0
Net: 14

#gamergate badass digest: 34
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 badass digest: 0
Net: 14

#gamergate rebel jam: 12
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rebel jam: 0
Net: 12

#gamergate screamer: 10
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 screamer: 0
Net: 10

#gamergate fullbright: 8
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 fullbright: 0
Net: 8

#gamergate agency for games: 7
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 agency for games: 0
Net: 7

#gamergate jalopnik: 4
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 jalopnik: 0
Net: 4

#gamergate xojane: 4
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 xojane: 0
Net: 4

#gamergate critical proximity: 3
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 critical proximity: 0
Net: 3

#gamergate raw story: 3
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 raw story: 0
Net: 3

#gamergate defamer: 2
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 defamer: 0
Net: 2

#gamergate geek party: 2
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 geek party: 0
Net: 2

#gamergate io9: 2
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 io9: 0
Net: 2

#gamergate lifehacker: 2
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 lifehacker: 0
Net: 2

#gamergate comics alliance: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 comics alliance: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate nerdlove: 1
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 nerdlove: 0
Net: 1

#gamergate daily beast: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 daily beast: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate border house: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 border house: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate cink: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 cink: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate concourse: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 concourse: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate game gate news: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 game gate news: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate game on net: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014: game on net: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate idle thumbs: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 idle thumbs: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate loveshack: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 loveshack: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate new media rockstars: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 new media rockstars: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate paste magazine: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 paste magazine: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate pc authority: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 pc authority: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate rllmukforum: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 rullmukforum: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate sploid: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 sploid: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate total xbox: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 total xbox: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate truck yeah: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 truck yeah: 0
Net: 0

#gamergate uproxx: 0
#gamergate #stopgamergate2014 uproxx: 0
Net: 0

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#115

Thanks for this. Another interesting fact. Add up all those nets and totals and what do you get? 158364. Just under 10% of the total.

This agrees nicely with my experience from reading a couple hundred gamergate tweets - that they aren’t about anything except gamergate itself. The vast majority of the tweets are just people saying to stop gamergate or people saying they will continue gamergate with no issue identified, no information provided, just no content at all.

Since I don’t follow hashtag activism, that may be the standard - 10% or less tweets about something compared to 90% about the hashtag itself. I really don’t know, but it was extremely wearisome when I was honestly trying to figure out what issue is keeping people with the movement.


#116

I’m obviously a shallow-end-of-the-pool kind of interneter. I thought some people posting on Boing-Boing were arseholes; but it turns out I need to adjust to the fact that the deep-end is arseholes all the way down.


#117

I just realized that I repeatedly used the term LWs but I never researched how often they appear in tweets. Quick and dirty stats: LW = 1494, LWs = 369, LW1 = 145, LW2 = 369, LW3 = 101, and LWu = 883. Also, according to one tweet (for whatever that’s worth, probably not much), Leigh Alexander is one of the LWs, which would explain why she gets more mentions than Zoe Quinn.


#118

So guilty of filing a false police report until proven innocent, eh?


#119

So wonderfully articulate and incisive. Brava!


#120

Some people, when hosting a blog, think “I know, I’ll have a comment forum!”

Now they have two* problems.

 

*Where “2” ~= 978 lurkers, your mom, 17 trolls, 317 sock-puppets, 1037 spambots, 13398 Mumbai bloggers paid to promote somebody elses blog or product, 27 regular commenters, and 2 commenters who actually read the posts.


#121

I liked that exhibit. I found it ironic that “the Blue Army” was out front picketing one of the few religious images to be made in contemporary art. I could have done w/o seeing Dinos and Jake Chapman’s contribution, but I wasn’t going to picket it.

Unfortunately, that’s not true at all. It’s like saying that – and yes, I’m going Full Godwin, here – the Nazis were only concerned about having the trains run on time, and why shouldn’t we defend something like that? Because that would be false, the Nazis were not about having the trains run on time, and Gamergate is not about about “journalistic integrity.” It’s about hate poorly cloaked in an appeal for something that is given less than lip-service. Here are the numbers on the tweets, where the #gamergaters speak for themselves. tl;dr: they don’t talk about journalistic ethics or corruption in any statistically significant quantity.


:game_die: Would You LIKE to Play a Game? :video_game:
#122

Not the person you wrote that to but I’m really against hate speech laws. Free speech protects my favorite rabbis at the price that it protects the likes of the KKK. Dunno who said it but “the answer to bad speech is more speech”.

You remember Tipper Gore and her husband?

Probably this wasn’t the example to use as a counterpoint. Japan isn’t alone in having women only mass transit and IIRC, there is a company in NYC trying to introduce women only taxis. If you had read more about the concept here in Japan you might find that molestation wasn’t the only reason the train cars were introduced here, a large factor is that women expressed to the train companies that they wanted women only cars simply for mundane reasons as they used their train time to make themselves presentable for work and preferred to do this in the company of other women. The infamy you refer to seems to exist more in the Western press than in reality.


#123

Citation, please. As has been pointed out time and time again, this has not happened. So if you persist in stating something so counter-factual, please counter with some facts. Links are acceptable. Spelling does not count, but reading comprehension is required.

You do know that these threads, and #gamergate, is about gaming, and not anime? Currently, there are active BB-post/threads defending the anime strawboogeyman you allude to here.

No, they are not. If they are, please cite sources. Because, again, you are making things up.


#124



#125

Over here – feeling a little embarrassed for you and your straw-man argument.


#126

I wonder if anyone has looked at how #gamergate people project their faults onto others?


#127

Gamergate is about actual threats of murder, rape “or whatever”

It’s fairly simple.


#128

And if Gamergate nuts are creating threats of murder and rape, c’est la vie?