donderdag 17 november 2016

Dear Matt Harrigan, I apologize.

Dear Matt,

We never met and while I know of you, I don't personally know you.

Earlier this week some "friends" of you made the horrible decision to screenshot a few Facebook posts of yours and take them out of the space you trusted, into the public domain. The aftermath was ugly, not unexpected, but -in the end- undeserved.Yes, I thought it was funny. I may have thought it was sad as well. I was one of those guys that tweeted about it, and passed judgement.

What I didn't think about was the fundamental point that people you trusted took content you shared privately and plastered it across the internet. That action alone hurt you personally, your family, your colleagues, friends, and investors. It is, without doubt, one of the lowest things a "friend" can do.

It is easy for me to sit here, see something funny and amplify for whatever reason I may have at that moment. It is also easy to recognize that I maybe should not have been that trigger happy but say nothing. But I will not do that.

While I do not know you, I have heard very good things about you. I am sure that you will land on your feet with the support of the real friends you have and your family.

I sincerely apologize and I wish you the best.


Wim Remes

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