Yesterday Sandra Soroka, a video blogger at blip.tv, dumped her boyfriend via her Facebook status message and then “posted the story on digg.com and gets her friends to digg it too” said Richard Blakeley. Once the story went viral today she posted a message to her twitter account, alias name action girl, and says that Digg users released their revenge and hacked all her accounts, uploaded kitten pictures to flickr and erased all her pictures. Boinkology broke this story and editor, Lux “actually knows” Sandra so it must not be true. The whole thing, including Valley Wag writing that it was the digg users who hacked her account, is certainly not true. Wired even picked up on it. Jenna Wortham reports her investigation, “the Flickr account wasn’t hacked — but had been staged to look as though it were to halt an ever-increasing barrage of Facebook assaults.” It bothers me that someone’s just straight up lying here.
It happens that I know Sandra and got a phone call from her today. Sandra said, “I closed Facebook, Myspace and Twitter accounts” so no one can contact her and ask questions about the story. “I just want all of this to be over” she continues. It seems to me that the trolls must have come out in the comments making her want to pull the whole story and her own pictures.
She said, “everything that everyone has said about me is not true and you can’t write anything because I’m not saying anything.” The entire thing sounds like a mystery that needs to be solved. I feel sorry for whoever Sandra’s boyfriend was because he didn’t want anything to do with the drama. I hear he lives somewhere in Boston. What would he say?
Media stunts like this one just take a little promotion on Digg to go viral. If Sandra’s got more viral media stunts planned they may beat this one. I’d keep my eye on what this video blogger is doing. To sum it all up this is a major “don’t” in dating 2.0.