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6-02-2009 @ 12:09PM
Yes, it is true that Paladin Schmaladin had the video up before TechDarling did. It's gone now, but someone can find a Google cache easily, I presume. Here's some interesting thoughts on the matter:1. The video was NOT available to view on YouTube (at the time I posted my above comment), both in a search for the title "TechDarling Response to Ferarro Identity Crisis," and in the user's page that it was posted in! Must have been a private (i.e., not available for public search, but available for embedding from the author) video... Then how did Paladin Schmaladin have the video up before TechDarling? ... Some may say a funny coincidence. TechDarling writes, "P.S. My apologies to any of you who saw the first unedited version of this, which she so kindly posted on her blog (briefly) for you all to see, before I even put it up."But the funny thing is... the versions are the same, and there are no significant editing differences. But once again, how was she able to post a video... on a blog... without even being able to view the video (unless it was her video)...?2. Additionally, has anyone noticed the general insouciance that Sarah Townsend has taken towards this subject? If this is indeed identity theft, and not a Middle School prank as I'm starting to think it is, Sarah Townsend is acting quite near the opposite of what I would assume she would act. Instead of surprise and anger, or desire for truth, she seems to think, "Screw it. Ferarro, just keep blogging! Kthxbai!" Not only is this quite absurd, in the face of "identity theft," but also rather insulting. Does she not know that identity theft is rather... crippling? In this case, identity theft has not hit big: no credit cards were stolen, no reputation is ruined (yet), etc. BUT STILL! The fact that Sarah Townsend seeks to end the matter by "just blogging" is a slap in the face to the justice system, all the people that have been affected by identity theft, and all those who have worked hard to fight against it. Sarah Townsend seems to think (remember: actions speak louder than words) that it's okay or at least unpunishable. Hell, she can do whatever she wants with prosecution IF she wanted to... But the fact that she seems to care less about supposedly "having her identity stolen by a WoW gamer," and more about her blog getting unexpected traffic, simply points out some interesting things about the situation.
6-02-2009 @ 1:08PM
And the Google cache. The cache I found, though, shows it as a YouTube video. It may have been linked elsewhere earlier. I still agree with you - the timing is very, very, VERY coincidental. I actually addressed both of your points in a comment I posted on Sarah's blog earlier today, which has yet to appear. Now, mind, it's *her* blog, and she totally has the right to approve my comment or not -- so maybe she just doesn't want to post what I wrote, or hasn't gotten to it, or 100,000 other reasons. :) She has a day job, after all.But I did ask her if she wasn't bothered by all of this -- at least a tiny bit?!! -- especially since Ferraro is apparently someone she's friended (on Myspace, Facebook, etc.) from way back. I mean, if someone from my friends list pulled this -- and has been doing it for years! -- it sure as hell would bother me... I'd be locking things down left and right.And I also asked her how Ferraro would have gotten the original, unedited video to begin with (I hadn't realized it was on YouTube). But why would she post something unfinished to YouTube to start with? On the one hand, I really want to believe that Sarah got thefted and is making a true attempt to distance herself. Maybe her seeming unconcern is simply bravado -- we have no way to know. We also have no way to know if she's taken other measures to protect herself -- why would she discuss that publically? On the other hand, the timing of the video posts and that same unconcern just doesn't ring true to me. "It's OK that you used my face and parts of my life for your own gain -- just keep blogging, babeh," seems a little *too* calm.
6-02-2009 @ 1:13PM
I think Sarah is about the only person who has her head on straight about this whole matter.Ferarro has been stalking Sarah through private albums since at least 2005, according to the video, and all he/she/it took were PICTURES. Videos, pictures, and blog posts. OH NOES SOMEONE ON THE INTERNET HAS MY PICTURES.Ferarro's a tard whose reputation is ruined, but no real damage was done at all. I'd imagine if credit cards and the like were involved, this would be much more serious. But it was just content. Sarah obviously has a lot going on for her that she isn't fussed over a few pictures. I'd also imagine that if it keeps happening, legal action will probably take place.Also, the video was posted on Sarah's YouTube channel. Ferarro, knowing every little detail about this other person, obviously knows where her YouTube channel is. Sarah gave advance warning that the video was coming (on her website and her Twitter account), so Ferarro could easily sit there refreshing repeatedly.Now, come down from the roof and hand over your tinfoil hat. It's for your own good.
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