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Why blogs are a good thing
In the olden days, you could flame people with impunity. It was possible to be almost completely anonymous, and no one really knew who you were unless you had made a name for yourself. While this was easier, as there were less people "around", you could still attack people's personal thoughts or feelings without them being able to counterattack as easily. You could make them cry and

With blogs and social networking sites, things are different. They'll Google up your name, find sad things that they'll use to illustrate your stupidity. You'll mock someone, and they'll be able to respond with sad photos of you at your worst out of what you've shared with the world. And nothing delights me more than seeing someone go off on someone else, only for them to respond with a photo or quote from the original attacker that puts them in their place with their own shortcomings.

Feeling: dorky dorky
Listening to: Stern

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Comments
angryjonny From: angryjonny Date: July 14th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Amusing musings. Dare I ask what prompted them?

And, wa-hey, that last link looks familiar ;)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 14th, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'll admit that most of those links are from conversations with runstaverun (either his contributions or my own), the most recent of which prompted the post. The conversation was prompted by the exchange I linked to in Digg, where some guy got called out based on the contents of his LJ. But it's something I see all the time. Some guy makes fun of another person's employer on /., the person quotes their own horrible stories from their /. journal. Someone calls another person a pathetic poser on LJ, the insulted replies with a few key entries or interests the attacker has. No matter how many times I see it, it cracks me the hell up.
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 15th, 2006 05:10 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: An important distinction

True, but having it thrown back up in a public forum where they're trying to make a valid point kind of takes whatever wind they had out of their sails.
miscca From: miscca Date: July 14th, 2006 09:16 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
All I have is this to say.
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 14th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
miscca From: miscca Date: July 14th, 2006 10:10 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics, even if you win - you're still retarded.

:)
kingfox From: kingfox Date: July 15th, 2006 05:09 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Doesn't mean I still don't laugh at both.

Err, wait, that was horrible.
miscca From: miscca Date: July 15th, 2006 05:55 am (UTC) (Hard link)
You pretend to be sensitive, but I know the truth - you're an insensitive creampuff from Joisey :)
graye From: graye Date: July 15th, 2006 08:00 am (UTC) (Hard link)
Oh man

Those links just killed me. I mean, you SLAY me, dude.
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