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‘It’s as if we’re desensitized to each other,’ says Matt Bors after his Ryan Lanza link turns ugly
The reason any of this is relevant to a larger conversation — especially in the wake of such a massively resonant tragedy — is how the heat of the aftermath causes stories to spill out wildly, sometimes recklessly, online (not to mention outright hoaxes, such as post-shooting commentary widely misattributed over the weekend to actor Morgan Freeman).
“It’s as if we’re desensitized to each other online,” the Universal Uclick editorial cartoonist tells us. “The weird hate-vibes I got from strangers would probably have been 10 times worse if I [were] a woman.”
Originally posted by Cuervo
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Exactly. Virtually anybody has the ability to unplug and shut out the stupidity around them. What I really don't get are people who refuse to delete friends on FaceBook. They'll sit there and complain about rude or ignorant people everyday yet they are friends with them. Delete.