I must confess to be growing a little tired of all the negative energy currently generated by Facebook and its endless campaigns to generate hatred towards some group or individual. Unpleasantness seems to be all the rage, with campaigns of hatred against ‘chavs’ or other groups. Only this week I decided to start a reduction of FB ‘friends’, inspired by a couple of individuals that thought it acceptable to ‘flame’ others in deeply unpleasant ways. No ‘three strikes’ policy, once is enough and it’s goodbye. One such individual decided that using my wall and responding to a comment made by a friend that he isn’t following to make nasty comments was somehow acceptable. Not any more.

It’s interesting to see how people will use the distance that online interaction puts between them and their victims to behave in ways that in any face to face context would be deemed unacceptable. Interesting but not welcome.

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