GamerGate has had a rough couple days. A lot of infighting has occurred on Twitter. But, as I pointed out earlier, this is a lot bigger than Twitter…or some Skype chats. Today has seen that play out once again. Gawker has lost yet another sponsor. While not a huge company, every little bit counts. Since I’ve not heard of Scrivener, let’s give them a free promo before I show the email (which is quite good):
“Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft.”
If you’re in the market for some new writing software, then you should definitely hit these guys up. As they’ve made clear in their email below, they renounce the Gawker culture of bullying. I have the stellar email in my possession, and it’s confirmed legitimate.
One of Gawker's native sponsors, Scrivener, tell me they will cut ties. #gamergate #notyourshield pic.twitter.com/iXOqiz5GzL
— Jason Wang (@JasonKAWang) November 6, 2014
No matter how much acrimony is present on social media, the real battle is fought in the email trenches. Things are already starting to smooth over a bit after the couple of days. I’m doing my part to try to ease tensions. However, even if we all hate each other, that’s beside the point. As long as we keep emailing, we will win. Stay the course, block out the bullshit, and push forward. We’re still the most powerful consumer movement of the last 30 years. Don’t ever forget our strength.
UPDATE: Like I said, we are much bigger than just Twitter and Skype lol…
Over a quarter of a million people visited my site in the last 30 days. So much for the media's numbers. #GamerGate pic.twitter.com/bqnvgttdIc
— Ethan Ralph (@TheRalphRetort) November 6, 2014