Nick Bilton:

At first the discussion around her tweet was relatively trivial, with people wondering if Ms. Sacco’s account had been hacked. Yet as soon as it was clear that she had made similar comments in the past, the Internet turned into a voracious and vengeful mob. Ms. Sacco was tried and judged guilty in a public square of millions and soon attacked in a way that seemed worse than her original statement.

Fighting fire with fire never ends a debate.

And this problem is far, far bigger than a random, risqué tweet.

(Via Daring Fireball)