Founder Michael Arrington has announced that he is "taking a break" from blogging on TechCrunch. This announcement follows an incident where Arrington was 'quite deliberately' spat on face by unidentified attendee at the Digital Life Design Conference in Munich, Germany. Arrington also received death threats against him, his family and TechCrunch employees.
Former lawyer and influential blogger, Michael Arrington took this decision pointing the reason at his competitors' criticisms and allegations. Getting tired by constant picking upon, abusing and allegations, Arrington announced of taking a break which is further looked upon as bidding adieu to the blogging world.
TechCrunch is known for writing about upcoming web technologies, budding startups and entrepreneurship. However, Arrington in the past has been accused for his aggressive and authoritative blogposts. He also received death threat from "an off-balance individual" and he even claimed of paying $2000 a month for security of his and his family.
In a recent article at CNet, Arrington was listed as second most hated person on the Internet. The article smashed Arrington for "bullying start-ups with threats of no coverage if he wasn't given exclusives" and even called media journalists as fools.
Before this, renowned blogger Jason Calacanis surprised blogosphere by announcing his decision to retire from blogosphere. Arrington will return or not? According to him, "I'm going to take a month to think about it".