Thursday, January 24, 2013

Flame Wars


I don't get it. The internet is such a strange place to communicate to begin with, then we create inflections and attitude in our minds about the way something is being said that perhaps we take it the wrong way and get pissed off.

Don't get me wrong, I've been in a flame war before, of course that person was vile and called people wife beaters, and ugly, and other horrible things.

But why to people have to air their dirty laundry on blogs and Facebook and Twitter? I mean, is public humiliation the only way to go these days? What happened to good old discretion? If you have a gripe with someone, send them a message, get their side of the story. Why do you have to plaster your personal crap where everyone can see it?

Do some people just live for that kind of drama?

Maybe when you get pissed at someone over the internet, you should wait 24 hours before doing anything about it. Don't act on emotion, act on rationality.

What do you think about people calling people out on blogs and other social media outlets? Do you think people deserve it or that these matters should be taken care of privately?

Flame photo credit:   Patrick Hoesly / Foter.com / CC BY
Crazy Kitten? photo credit: Merlijn Hoek / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND
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