Monday, June 6, 2011

The Internet.

The internet is a strange place. You faceless, and the normal rules of civility would seem not to apply. One can go anywhere, and be as racist, sexist, ignorant, and completely unpleasant, without anyone minding one little bit. This seems to get worse everyday, as people seems to try to take further and further. I just wonder where this will end...

On the other hand, if you present a valid opinion you may find that the others on the internet will want you blood. Oddly the more reasonable you try to be, the worse your blood is wants. What causes this? It is the faceless nature of everything? I don't know.

This was just something I have been rolling around in my head for a while. I welcome your thoughts.


  1. Nice first post, very interesting. Looking forward to more from you - Following.

  2. Too true. I've noticed this, and it only seems to get worse every day.

  3. You're exactly right. Not only can you be anonymous, but there's no risk of repercussion. Nothing to lose. Someone can act as belligerent as they possibly can, and even if the situation escalates to something to be concerned about, they can simply move on. Ignore the computer. Close the website. Etc.

    Facebook was such a radical change, by integrating personal information (contact info, names of friends) into accounts. That makes it much less likely for people to act as though nobody knows them.

  4. The internet isn't just a sea of information like it use to be. Its like this vibrant living thing now.