That was a shitty thing for me to do, because having a following doesn’t just make patronage work, or let you take creative risks in product monetisation; it’s also a responsibility.
Now, that sucks, because you can’t possibly be held accountable for the actions of every sociopath who happened to click the Follow button on your Twitter profile. You can’t.
I am so glad he wrote this. I’ve been struggling with a similar post, but Matt has said it far better than I could have. Well done.
UPDATE 11-25-15: As with the other posts on this matter the new evidence coming forward calls into question the motives of the individual in such a way that I no longer feel as many people were, or are, in the wrong as they were.