Reflections: Think Before You Tweet!


Mirth and Motivation

“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.” Eric Schmidt

Reflections: Think Before You Tweet Reflections: Think Before You Tweet

Internet Trolls: Think Before You Tweet
Our Mothers used to say: ‘Think before you Speak’ … add ‘Think before you Tweet’ to the list; better yet, think before you tweet or blog. The cloak of anonymity no longer protects you on the internet. Before August 6 1991, when the World Wide Web/Internet became publicly available, people found other ways to communicate their frustrations or to display inflammatory content. Once we gained access, armed ourselves with smartphones and iPads, and found ourselves spending much of our lives in transit, anarchy set in.

For years, people hid behind twitter handles, fake blog names, and even borrowed pictures. Some used that false sense of safety to fling salvos at each…

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