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Friday, March 7, 2014
Mean, Anonymous Posters Dissected
We have certainly had our share of the mean, anonymous posters surrounding the McStay case for years. These people are commonly called "trolls" and I am sure a name or two comes to mind. This is a great article that examines who these people really are. Is very sad.
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Novelist Anne Rice, best known for her books about vampires, has signed onto a petition asking Amazon.com to stop allowing people to post anonymous reviews. In an interview with the Guardian, Rice says the “anti-author gangsters” make her a victim of bullying.
It doesn’t take long to find a cruel, anonymous comment on everything from newspaper websites to Yelp and Amazon.
“That’s the stupidest book I’ve ever read,” wrote one person while reviewing a novel on Amazon.
Well-known vlogger, ZE Frank, recently taped a YouTube video responding to online critics. In it, he says: “For example, some young gentleman said he wanted to punch me in the face because my voice was so annoying.”
A Pew Research study found 25 percent of people admit to posting anonymous comments online. A communications professor at the University of Houston studying the issue found anonymity contributes to less civil discourse. He looked at online comments in newspapers for more than a year and half and found 53 percent of comments were uncivil in papers that allowed anonymity. That percentage dropped to 29 percent when newspapers required names or links to Facebook accounts.