HOW NOT TO INTERACT WITH THE MEDIA 101, courtesy of Hashable CEO, Mike Yavonditte:
1. See a negative op-ed about your company wherein the author uses a metaphor describing you being a velvet rope telling people they’re not “Hashable” enough.
2. Utterly fail to grasp metaphor.
3. Fire off email to digital managing editor (and this is key here, folks—you are emailing a JOURNALIST) threatening the same. “I will come after you if I ever see such nonsense again. I may come after you anyway.”
3a. Utterly fail to grasp that emails to journalists in their journalistic capacity at their work emails are on the record unless otherwise stated.
3b. Fail to understand what on/off the record means before speaking to said journalist.
3c. Threaten said journalist, which is inappropriate in every way, shape and form.
4. See backlash of own stupidity, and call digital managing editor’s boss “trash”.