I'm shocked and appalled.
Menshn.com, the sleepy chatroom-blogging thing co-founded by former Tory MP Louise Mensch, has closed following a falling out between its two principals. Mensch and the site's co-founder Luke Bozier, a one-time Labour party flack who defected to the Conservatives last year, are no longer on speaking terms, prompting a decision …
I'm shocked and appalled.
> I'm shocked and appalled.
...and deeply amused.
Nice to gloat at a Tory failure that isn't fucking over the poor and vulnerable.
I disagree, because now she'll be back to bitching about things people say to her on twitter to any TV station stupid enough to let her on.
In any other walk of life people with such incredibly poor social skill that they end up unable to even talk to their colleagues soon find themselves excluded.
Yet in business being a dick is, for some peverse reason, actually admired.
Well, you see, there are essentially three kinds of people. Dicks, Pussies and Assholes:
Pussies don't like dicks, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes: assholes that just want to shit on everything. Pussies may think they can deal with assholes their way. But the only thing that can fuck an asshole is a dick, with some balls. The problem with dicks is: they fuck too much or fuck when it isn't appropriate - and it takes a pussy to show them that. But sometimes, pussies can be so full of shit that they become assholes themselves... because pussies are an inch and half away from ass holes. I don't know much about this crazy, crazy world, but I do know this: If you don't let us fuck this asshole, we're going to have our dicks and pussies all covered in shit!
"there are essentially three kinds of people..."
(c) T. Parker, M. Stone and P. Brady, 2004
No, it was because you're a dick who didn't care and didn't understand the very real problems with your site's security and the risks you were exposing your users to.
I am totes upset, to think that Louise went to the U.S.A. to concentrate on the business side and to work on a ground-shaking website (or another narcissistic blog as most would understand it) and it all fell apart due to disagreement .
Just don't come back now that your poor excuse for leaving has vanished..
That's a kick in the unmenshnables.
He's right. It's called Usenet.
CIX is still around too...
Oooh - wonder if my login still works - I had a free account.
...said no-one at all.
This is what happens when you believe in your own bullshit
If they wanted a site that worked like that they could have just joined Cix
Cix used to be interesting. (Sometimes.)
It's improved a lot since the ICUK takeover.
Where will all teh tumbleweeds go nows?
...the site was even opened... it doesn't say much for a site if you first hear about it through it's shutting down announcement.
So what exactly did this ex tory mp have to do with the site?
>So what exactly did this ex tory mp have to do with the site?
According to her even the name was just a coincidence.
So I guess that leaves, ummmm, nothing.....
Well I guess she was responsible for the crap name...
To be honest, it's probably best that way!!
Personally I was hoping for it to die spectacularly, maybe some sort of armed siege or a big ass fine from information commissioner or a funny hacking fiasco - to hear that its gone titsup just because that Mench woman is full of cyber shit is very disappointing but then again, hardly surprising!
I do worry about the users though - I'm sure this thing was keeping them off the streets and out of trouble!
Icon - cyber Sherlock!
I'm sure in a few years a Panorama story will show us the fate of the both of them. Or Storyville, more probably.
...to post comments of even less note?
Hasn't Twitter already done that far more efficiently?
Sounds more like an ego rubbing attempt by the Menshn wench!!
"Somewhere for people of no note to post comments of even less note? Hasn't Twitter already done that far more efficiently?"
Only slightly more efficiently than some of the comment threads here.
Hey - the Register's forums are renowned for their in-depth intellectual analysis of the day's hot topics. Aren't they?
... It doesn't help a business relationship when one partner reports the other partner to the police.
...nobody bothered using it.
"the core idea" of "real debate in depth". Yep, in 180 characters a time, that'll be really in depth then.
if she had hosted it on TVAlways it might have had more success
Oh Dear. What a pity. Never mind.
A falling out amongst two middle-class Arthur Daleys. Perhaps they ought to get proper jobs.
Hmm, not sure anyone would want to be associated with Bozier given his current 'difficultites'
Yes, I'm confused as to why the Reg hasn't covered that story.
Looks to me like this suffered from the same problem as her Corby and North East Northants when she was MP here, she was more interested in getting her face seen in as many places as possible than she was in doing any real work. Even as a Conservative voter I was glad to see her go and won't be shedding any tears over this either. Goodbye and good riddance!
We don't need another right-wing numbtit in the US. In fact, we're trying to figure out what to do with the home-grown ones we already have.
Did no one tell this gladhander that we are a DANGEROUS country in which to raise a family? Huh? Huh?
We have guns. Guns, do you hear me?
(The right-wing numbtit is a common bird indeed.)
I can understand why Louise ejected from this particular "burning with a magnesium brilliance" flaming jet? (not sure if NYC is far enough away to avoid contamination by association though).....
...and better still it's federated, open source, open standards!
The project is called buddycloud and the current client is at https://demo.buddycloud.org