Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate Hardcover – Illustrated, September 5, 2017
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"As the first target of the so-called #gamergate movement, and someone who fought it and won, Zoe Quinn is uniquely qualified to write this story. Think of this as Jon Ronson's So You've Been Publicly Shamed written from inside the eye of the storm."―Graham Linehan, writer and director of The IT Crowd
"The overwhelming message of Crash Override resonates across industries and experiences: When someone disagrees with you on the internet, you shouldn't have to go into hiding."―Latoya Peterson, NPR.org
"Crash Override combines a brisk pace, candid stories, and embedded insight. Quinn's first book has its uneven moments, but it's important stuff for anybody interested in how online discourse has shifted over the past two decades."―Ars Technica
About the Author
Prior to the #Gamergate explosion, Quinn's work was praised in such outlets as Forbes, Wired, the Wall Street Journal, Kotaku, Paste, and GiantBomb. Since August 2014, even more mainstream media have taken note, including MSNBC, the New Yorker, the New York Times, Vice, Playboy, BusinessWeek, and BoingBoing, and the UK's BBC, Guardian, and Telegraph. Fast Company recently named her the seventeenth Most Creative Person in Business for her work with Crash Override, and she appeared on Forbes' 30 under 30 list.
- Item Weight : 15.9 ounces
- ISBN-10 : 1610398084
- Hardcover : 256 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-1610398084
- Publisher : PublicAffairs; Illustrated edition (September 5, 2017)
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 1 x 9.75 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #282,706 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First half is the horror story, that manages to cover a surprisingly broad number of problem areas. Everything from online harassment abuse, how the police really just don't care, how the legal system is 50 years too old, and how big tech giants willingly turn a blind eye for the want of views.
Second half is almost an all the above, when it comes to dealing with these types of crisis. Basic defense, some helpful links, general advice. Actually I think the general advice near the end the the best. It does a great job covering some of the pros and cons of each choice. Admittedly it all seems pretty bleak. But dealing with the reality as it is.
Good book for those looking to learn how to spin any story into a personal accomplishment and victimhood. Horrible book for anyone else.
Top reviews from other countries
While there is not a whole lot of deep information about specifics of what happened to Zoe it still is a good account and while that only really takes up half the book the other half encompasses how she began to fight back and the steps she took including advice as to what you can do to prevent this sort of thing from happening to yourself and also how you can help those in need.
While a decent read I give it 4 stars as it was not over the top for me. That said there is a very good story here and some good advice so I recommend it to anyone who wants to read about what can happen to you on the Internet if you upset a troll and how you can fight back.