Lately, I’ve been engaging in some online behavior that’s been generally annoying the crap out of me. When I read an article on the web, I’ve then been clicking on the “comments.” Big mistake. I have a hard time with understanding what possesses someone to write some of the nonsense I read on there.
Now, we all know, there’s a lot of idiots on the internet. But, that’s another post. People write things with no thought, no facts, no grammar. However, my real problem is the actual internet trolls. The trolliest of trolls.
This is what I don’t get – are there actual people who sit around in their house, surfing the internet for any article with comment activity, and then write really hateful stuff on the post … for fun? I mean, this is a thing?
How did this happen? Is the anonymity of the internet really such a great shield that these “people” can actually sleep with themselves at night. Are we sure some jackwagon didn’t just invent some “hate generator” that auto comments on posts? Are there really that many people out there with such few morals, with such little decency?
I suppose my questions might be a bit naive. I guess the reality is that yes, there are that many baseless assholes out there. But, man, the internet really has emphasized the darker side of humanity.