Internet infamy

July 25, 2007 at 12:13 am (Musings) (, )

It’s true. Some people on the internet sometimes do stupid things. Now I know I may have just shaken your world to the core with the depths of my profound wisdom but this week was a signal lesson for me in just how stupid people can be when they are separated from the rest of the world by the faux-anonymity of the internet. People seem to treat the internet as their living room, as though no-one else is looking. Just as you might feel able to walk around in your briefs or pick your nose in the privacy of your own living room, somehow the percieved isolation of being just a screen name and a posting history to the rest of the world gives otherwise sensible people the idea that they can do utterly ridiculous things on the internet and not get caught. Read the rest of this entry »

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