Blimey. I never thought that when things started to go a bit strange at Le Web that the resulting fallout would be so far and wide.
This evening the editor of TechCrunch UK, Sam Sethi got sacked. [Please note disclosure posted 17.29 Thurs below] Sam had criticised Le Meur, as half the blogosphere seems to be doing at the moment, and drew a comment from Le Meur saying he was an asshole. Sam then wrote another post highlighting, I think rightly, Le Meur’s outburst. Unfortunately, Sam went a bit far and decided to promote plans for his own events in the same post. I agree that this last bit seemed odd to me, but certainly think he got it right in his first post about Le Web and was also right to post again having drown the “asshole” comment from Le Meur.
I wonder how this will affect the growing post Le Web now that we have reliable internet access blog-lash:
Shane Richmond at the Telegraph
Updated with some links: Thursday 10am
UPDATE: Journalism.co.uk does an eloquent job with this story – and reveals that it might still be growing.
UPDATE: 17.29 – I’ve just remembered that I met Sam from TechCrunch UK very briefly on Saturday evening. I thought he was Mike Butcher, also from TechCrunchUK. A lot of people I know probably know one or both of these people. Sam said to me on Saturday that we’d crossed paths before although wasn’t sure when. Just wanted to get that out in the open as soon as I realised it. Thanks.