Slightly bloodied, but unbowed, Sarah Lacy won’t let a Twitterstorm get her down.
The Business Week columnist spent an uncomfortable interview/heckling session at the South by Southwest Interactive conference, but isn’t overly apologetic about the interview. Comments during and after the session on Twitter got pretty nasty. She says:
“But don’t blame Twitter. Social technologies are neither good nor evil, though they do make it easier for people to act on their base instincts. Sometimes short blogs, texts, and e-mails are negative and mean-spirited, and often they’re kind, supportive, and compassionate. (I got far more of the latter than the former in Austin.) Think about how Twitter is used to spread breaking news, rally users around a worthwhile cause, or help you find the best party at a conference. Twitter was the breakout site of last year’s SXSW. This year it proved why.”