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Of course the conceit of The Microfame Game was using the framework of the how-to article as a set-up to talk about internet celebrity. Though there are occasional points of advice in there, following it like a guide book would inevitably turn you one of those people, the crazy ones who freak out and quit the internet every month. In that sense, it's as much a cautionary tale as a how-to. However, in writing How To Storm Off the Internet in a Huff, Pareene took the task of service journalism literally, offering up actual advice on how to live semi-publicly online. And it's actually good advice -- news you can use!