Keyboard Warriors

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See, there's this thing called biology...

I have been on the internet for a long time, from back in the days of giant computers and painfully slow dial up connections, from the days of news groups and subscription feeds. I know how brave people can be when they’re hiding behind a keyboard, thinking themselves all cloaked in anonymity and the games they will play, the freedom they will explore and run with. People can be pretty astounding when they think no one is watching, when they believe there will be no consequences for their actions.

People have said many mean things to me over the years. There have been numerous heated debates. I’ve had photo shops posted showing me in a variety of unattractive poses, my identity compromised, my words mocked and misquoted. These things are to be expected when you engage with people on-line.

Something changed however when politics really came onto the intertoob scene…

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4 thoughts on “Keyboard Warriors

  1. Sorry you had that experience. I had the same experience and “back in the day”, when internet was relatively friendly (at least in my view I’d formed friendship all over the globe but as we progressed, people became troll and brazen and totally lost respect for other people. I hide my true identity for that reason but my message is as real as the sun:) Have a lovely day.

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  2. Thank you, although this post is a reblog. I have experienced similar situations but not in this particular instance. 🙂 I haven’t had many troll issues recently… I’m sure they’re out there lurking. Lol

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