Very interesting post about a resolution made outside the public eye (by +Anil Dash
I found his reference to "hate-retweeting" interesting. I've been thinking a lot about this. I don't know if I necessarily see people hate-retweeting in order to get followers to pile on. I certainly think some people do it because they want the rest of us to know such horribleness exists, to not be blind to it. And yet...
I do think calling out racism, misogyny, homophobia, expressed by people f power and influence serves that purpose. But I think Anil's mindfulness should be in full effect when deciding whether or not to share the trolling words of anonymous haters preaching to a choir of 30 people. When I saw influential people I know re-tweeting the racist/xenophobic response to Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad, I would click through to the profiles being re-tweeted and see obviously trollish handles and tiny numbers of followers. And those folks were probably THRILLED that someone with a significant following gave more life to their words, helped amplify their words. Ignore the trolls is actually still the best advice. It helps us all have a nicer, more pleasant Internet. :)
Just like re-tweeting only women for a year helped Anil have one!