When problems brew on the Internet, do you stay quiet or rush to defend the person at the center of the situation?
Ooh… this is a tough one, as I’m guilty of both.
Recently there was somebody on FB who made a comment which was quite disparaging and negative, and without a second thought, I was on that FB page stating the facts and pretty much putting this person back in their place, and advising them of the reality of the situation, as they probably didn’t necessarily understand the whole scenario.
I’m the sort of person that has a tendency to… um… educate people when they decide to post something stupid, untrue, or un-researched. It just shows their lack of intelligence, and it pisses me off when they take that stupidity and piss all over something that I believe in.
I’ve actually been told to reign it in a few times when it comes to voicing my opinions online, regardless of whether I specify that my opinions are simply my opinions and not necessarily the same opinions shared by my employers or my peers, I still tend to behave like a dog with a bone. Especially when it comes to dealing with ignorant or stupid people. Those people I tend to just go for the throat and completely humiliate as best as I can to get my point across, and show how stupid / ignorant they actually are.
Now I tend to just take a giant step back from all the bullshit online and let other people deal with it… although if far too many people are observing such improper behaviour online and simply don’t address the issue, THEN I’ll step in and call somebody out on what they’re doing or saying. Truth be told, I’m a little bit over FaceBook… it’s just proving to be the same shit on my newsfeed, and there’s nothing really interesting about it. I think that’s perhaps why I prefer to be writing my blog posts instead…
…no #100dayshappy here, or constant barrage of inspirational quotes and graphics.