Now, I thought that was fairly clear and I figured I would just carry on my merry way. I'd keep Twitter updated with my thoughts on the movie as they came to me, live logging, essentially, my experience while viewing The Strangers. Now, I didn't consider it at the time, but without realizing that I was watching The Strangers, the readers may misunderstand some of my remarks because, when taken out of context, perhaps they're a bit strange, especially if you think I'm talking about strangers in general, and not the movie.
(In retrospect, that one's creepy just on its own merits.) Long story short, founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey, wrote me a harshly-worded email about how he "won't allow his brilliant site, the future of journalism, the next stage in social networking, to be a vessel for the fetishisation of murder." He went on and on about his sharp legal team and liberally threw around the word "sociopath" a few times and told me that, if it happened again, there would be real consequences. When he asked if he'd made himself totally clear, I told him that I wouldn't be able to understand him unless he restructured his email to 140 characters. Then I spent the night in jail. Everyone Can See It Who the fuck can tell the difference between instant messages, emails and text messages anymore?? (Also, the newest posts are on top, so you have to start from the bottom and work up, which is also kinda stupid.)
How did these hyper-specific tropes spread so quickly?
The Hollywood rumor mill has been playing games with celebrity deaths for at least a century.