On the Internet, everybody is somebody else’s bruise – The Globe and Mail


Masochism is a funny thing. Take, for instance, the bruise-pushers of the Internet.

From time to time, I will enjoy dinner with a certain group of friends. One evening, we came to the subject of the people on the Internet, people we follow voluntarily, who persist in foisting irritations upon us.

By now, everyone can recite the mortal and venial sins of online discourse. Dullness. Pomposity. Perpetual outrage. Oversharing. All caps. Oversharing in all caps. Self-promotion. Self-admiration. Mutual self-admiration. Mutual self-admiration in all caps.

via On the Internet, everybody is somebody else’s bruise – The Globe and Mail.

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