Revenge and Social Media

See today’s (Dec 1st) article in the Wall Street Journal (Personal Journal) entitled "The Dark Side of ‘Webtribution.’" This is truly scary where revenge as a motive with little thought to consequences can impact and perhaps destroy someone’s reputation. Because hitting the "send" button is soooooo easy and too often "anonymous," the temptation is huge to lash out at someone for a perceived wrong (whether correct or not).  And the internet cannot be erased!  We know from the print media that "retractions" are seldom effective, even when made. On the internet, the stain is permanent.

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