Crash Override

Crash Override

How Gamergate (nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate

Book - 2017 | First edition.
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A widely recognized indie developer and leading advocate against online abuse traces the story of her experiences at the center of the Gamergate controversy while outlining recommendations for combating online harassment.
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, 2017.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781610398084
Branch Call Number: 794.8 QUINN
Characteristics: vii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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OPL_DavidD Oct 10, 2018

A thought provoking look at how online harassment can spiral. Quinn both gives her story and some good tips for protecting yourself from online abuse. She is able to look back at some traumatic events clearly and with a sense of humor.

KateHillier Feb 10, 2018

I literally woke up in the middle of the night from a nightmare that involved me being doxxed. It was terrifying. Zoe Quinn not only survived being doxxed but she was at the centre of the GameGate controversy back in 2014, when her personal life bled into her professional all thanks to breaking up with her then partner. The first part of the book is a horrifying tale of how it started, how she found out, and how little could be done for her. The rest of the book is more hopeful and practical about what is being done (Zoe and other women from this controversy and from prior and later ones have done a lot of work and founded many groups to help people who find themselves in these situation) and what you can do to protect yourself and be a better internet citizen in general.

samcmar Jan 17, 2018

This was such a valuable read regarding internet safety and combating online abuse. I learned so much from Quinn's personal story, but also loved that she provided a variety of tools and resources regarding how to keep yourself safe, especially given how toxic social media has become in the last few years. She's done some amazing work with her organization Crash Override and I am happy to hear she's making video games again. If you've never played Depression Quest, please do -- the message is so important.


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