How to tick off your audience

I love it when an audience jumps in to support someone in the social media space.

Take this rant below by Leo Laporte, (at This week in Tech) one of my favorite podcasters.

He dropped the f-bomb on Mike Arrington, and booted him out of the show. But his audience quickly jumped in at John C Dvorak’s blog (Dvorak is a guest on his show) with  149 comments, most of them supportive.

Arrington has since apologized, but more than anything he or Laporte can say, Arrington’s reputation is scarred because he ticked off the audience. A Wikipedia entry confirms that the Gillmor Gang will no longer be hosted on Laporte’s TWiT network.


Also, watch this hilarious mash-up!