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Creating Passionate Users author Kathy Sierra, who we know best as the sparkling crowd-pleasing speaker from this year’s SXSW, recently revealed that she’s received multiple death threats on her blog, forcing her to cancel her appearance at the O’Reilly Emerging Technology Conference this week.

But that’s not all. Apparently a blog was created awhile back called meankids.org where some well-esconced members of the blogosphere bashed other bloggers…you know, all in good fun…right? But on that blog…well, it’s pretty graphic stuff so you can read Sierra’s post for all the nasty details. Fact of the matter is, blogs just got pretty damn ugly, and that makes us pretty damn sad.