posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 05:55 AM
We live in a crazy world let me tell ya...
95% of our species comunicates through some sort of "social media"... Whether its through facebook, or twitter, through your computer/laptop or
tablet... Or through text/phone calls.
Once upon a time a few years back the world loved this new format of instant comunication... But the world seems to be getting uglier as the age of
"social media" progresses.
It might be the fact that people can comunicate anonymously if one chooses to and basically say whatever you want on certian forums. Though even some
people who don't hide their identity will boldly insult others without any issues.
Sadly in recent times there have been teenagers who have been bullied online by their classmates who ended up commiting suicide after hitting their
I recall one particular story where some of the messages of one of these tragic cases were reviewed... One of the messages read... "why don't you just
kill yourself"... I mean bullying has become an entirely new beast! Its not just confined to the school yard as it was when i was growing up... Kids
no longer have a safe haven!
I just heard of the "extreme backlash" that the new Miss America recieved through various social media sites just because she is of Indian descent.
Yet the young lady is just as american as anyone else.
Even on our beloved ATS... We've always had trolls... Theres always been haters in every catagory... But it seems lately people are more hostile then
they were in the past. People are vicious, uncaring and cold.... Sometimes even blatantly and ignorantly rude for no reason other then a
Thank the ATS lords we have a great team of mods...
Is it just me?
Or is social media becomming Anti-Social?
edit on 16-9-2013 by Akragon because: (no reason given)