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Title: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: bblackwood on January 21, 2011, 03:44:18 pm
http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/01/21/pearlman.online.civili ty/index.html?hpt=T2

Worth the read - we all see this every day, sadly...
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: Tidewater on January 22, 2011, 11:21:19 am
It's going to get much worse until the power fails. Thank God for the Chevy Volt.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: Jay Kadis on January 22, 2011, 11:44:15 am
Anonymity is the corrosive that will ultimately eat the internet.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: bblackwood on January 22, 2011, 12:28:50 pm
Jay Kadis wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 10:44

Anonymity is the corrosive that will ultimately eat the internet.

Agree 100%. People will do things when they are anonymous (or at least believe they are) that they would never dream of doing in person.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: DarinK on January 22, 2011, 03:45:00 pm
bblackwood wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 09:28

Jay Kadis wrote on Sat, 22 January 2011 10:44

Anonymity is the corrosive that will ultimately eat the internet.

Agree 100%. People will do things when they are anonymous (or at least believe they are) that they would never dream of doing in person.


I'm even more pessimistic than that.  I think as people are becoming used to being anonymous assholes on the internet, and as people conduct more & more of their interaction with others through the internet, people are becoming worse & worse in person.  People get used to acting/thinking a certain way so much that they take their online personas offline eventually, especially when there is so much reinforcement of such behavior on reality tv and talk radio.  The best antidote is lots of interaction, especially in person, w/ people who behave in a more civilized manner.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: Tidewater on January 22, 2011, 03:56:31 pm
Agreed, Darin.

My younger brother pointed out a few videos on that made me sick. One was a guy who travels around recording himself destroying people's cars with a tire iron at redlights while they are trapped behind other people.

There were other vids of people runnning out of nowhere, and punching total strangers in the face. I don't remember where those were. I was too sick to look.

If that is your level of interation with people.. well..
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: Larrchild on January 23, 2011, 01:18:40 am
Decades before an internet, i saw this on CB. Faceless humans behaving badly.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: jetbase on January 23, 2011, 05:05:06 pm
I'm beginning to think that appropriate internet communication & behaviour should be taught in school.
Title: Re: Article: Tracking down my online haters
Post by: danickstr on January 23, 2011, 05:45:08 pm
CB: This is Big Fred.  

Real life: No, I am big Chickenasaurus.