They Opened The Floor, And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

This is a wonderful take on trolls, and I commend it to you all. And it’s funny, which makes it worth reading!

Tara Sparling writes

Do you remember a time when Letters To The Editor were the only form of outrage? When we read things, raised our eyebrows, and promptly went about our business?

No, neither do I.

This is a half-post, half-poll, because I want to know what it is that’s making you so upset on the internet. What affronts you? What does it take for you to see red?

What's Getting You So Upset On The Internet?It’s partly inspired by this rather excellent Guardian article (I know, I know. I’m a salady sandal-stroking Guardian whore. There are worse things I could be) called The dark side of Guardian comments”,which analysed over 70 million comments left on their website in order to find out who or what had elicited the most trolling and abuse over the past 9 years.

Amongst other conclusions, the analysis found that writers for the paper who were women, or who were black or gay men, were more likely…

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