By Phil  |  10-20-2017   News
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Despite radio silence from any of the major news outlets, including tech news venues, it seems that Robert Scoble's alleged abuses were somewhat known in the tech community. Tim O'Reilly says, "Yes. We banned Scobie from future events, and added a code of conduct but we should have done more."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Yes. We banned Scoble from future events, and added a code of conduct, but we should have done more. See <a href="https://t.co/Uo39flYVOh">https://t.co/Uo39flYVOh</a></p>&mdash; Tim O&#39;Reilly (@timoreilly) <a href="https://twitter.com/timoreilly/status/921124414418182144?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Sarah Winge also writes from Medium, "I remember that night." When approached for comment Scobie told me in Twitter DM he would be on Facebook live tonight at Midnight (Pacific Time, I assume, he didn't respond when I asked). When I mentioned this via Twitter

Meanwhile, no news is bad news in a case like this. At the moment, Scobie is in San Francisco being featured at What's Now SF.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is about to begin! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WhatsNowSF?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#WhatsNowSF</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/CapgeminiAIE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@CapgeminiAIE</a> are hosting <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Robert_Scoble?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Robert_Scoble</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AR</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/VR?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#VR</a> &amp; beyond. <a href="https://t.co/1fGvR40DHO">pic.twitter.com/1fGvR40DHO</a></p>&mdash; EnZincInc (@enzincinc) <a href="https://twitter.com/enzincinc/status/921182484125048833?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2017</a></blockquote>

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The most disturbing bit of all about this and the cases in Hollywood are how obviously endemic and systemic the problem seems to be.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I saw so much of this kind of thing going to tech events when I lived in SF mid-2000s. Major reason I left TBH. <a href="https://t.co/Ln3ND3DPVB">https://t.co/Ln3ND3DPVB</a></p>&mdash; Buzz Andersen (@buzz) <a href="https://twitter.com/buzz/status/921071152549715968?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Interestingly, I hadn&#39;t heard this specifically, but I had been warned off Rackspace because of similar allegations. <a href="https://t.co/s0cyOsyDTx">https://t.co/s0cyOsyDTx</a></p>&mdash; Catherine Winters (@CatherineOmega) <a href="https://twitter.com/CatherineOmega/status/921095186209312768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 19, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Several Twitter users have described him as a drunk and "gross" while others seem to have known for years about his abuses. Another "open secret" is finally more open than secret.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Responding via Facebook Live? Someone hasn&#39;t changed at all. <a href="https://t.co/CDWLg3ikZ3">https://t.co/CDWLg3ikZ3</a></p>&mdash; Ryan Singel (@rsingel) <a href="https://twitter.com/rsingel/status/921196784591843328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 20, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Anonymous No. 10028 1508527973

Why is no one in tech news covering this story?

Phil No. 10029 1508529054

Hey there, Anon, I'm the author of this article. I'm actually working on a follow up with my theory on just that.

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