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What All Internet Trolls Have In Common

Mara Karpel, Ph.D. | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Mara Karpel, Ph.D.

Internet trolls are not interested in having a productive discussion. Their interests consist of: deliberately angering people, breaking the normal flow of discussion that might be occurring and, most importantly, making themselves the main topic of interest or discussion.

What It's Like to Be an Evil Jewish Divorcee

Laura Lifshitz | Posted 05.25.2015 | Divorce
Laura Lifshitz

I will never understand why women don't have the right to write, perform, be, exist, divorce or lead without a man feeling the need to judge, lord and criticize us at every turn only to end the battle against us with 'Oh, and she's very ugly.'

Haven't We Reached the Statute of Limitations on Demonizing Monica Lewinsky?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.06.2014 | Media
Lorraine Devon Wilke

Isn't it time to let Monica Lewinsky off the hook and see just what good this very smart, compassionate woman might have to offer the world? I think so. I think it's way past time.

Viral or Vengeful?

Stacie Corliss | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Stacie Corliss

In today's world of reality television, the line between hilarious and too far is blurry and ever-shifting. Although I've laughed my way through multiple failed American Idol auditions, it hasn't been without a twinge of conscience.

My Surprising Reaction to Bullies

Robyn Welling | Posted 10.28.2013 | Media
Robyn Welling

Confrontation is still confrontation, even if met through the glass of a computer screen. After all, that screen is the only thing separating the trolls from my thin skin.

Creating a Cyber-Shield Through Parenting and Awareness

Sue Scheff | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
Sue Scheff

I think most teens and kids understand they should be kind online, but one can be much harsher when behind a computer screen; do they truly comprehend the ramifications of not being nice virtually?

Speak Up With Jimmy: Randi Zuckerberg Speaks Up for Causes (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

What causes lead Randi Zuckerberg to speak up? In part 5 of my interview with her, Randi talks about: voicing support for women in business stopping...

I Love Haters

Chastity Garner Valentine | Posted 07.03.2013 | Style
Chastity Garner Valentine

Recently, I was featured on Fashion Bomb. Now, I'm very aware of Fashion Bomb's readers and how they react to the plus size fashion bomb of the day. The audacity that a fat girl might love herself and try to show off in some cute outfits. But in the words of Beyonce: "I love haters."

RIP Amanda Todd: Cult Favorite Singer/Songwriter Amanda Palmer Writes Post In Memory Of Bullied Teen

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.06.2013 | Teen

Amanda Palmer's most recent crusade started with a simple Google search. The former Dresden Dolls frontwoman has amassed a massive social media fol...

The Cold, Cruel Internet

Dori Hartley | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology
Dori Hartley

The Internet closed the window of the soul, and now we are disconnected from the best part of ourselves -- the love, the vulnerability, the grace and the reprieve.


Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson | Posted 05.05.2012 | Arts
Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson

A sense of humor is a good thing in life and in art, but with the advent of the internet, the proliferation of misinformation and the spreading of sometimes damaging untruths has become rampant, redundant and sometimes dangerous.

(Dis)connected: My Brother's Story

Rosalind Biggs | Posted 12.10.2011 | Impact
Rosalind Biggs

We've hidden behind the idea that "bullies will be bullies" or "they're just kids" for too long. Just because abuse takes place online does not mean that it's any less real, less harmful, or less fatal.

The Commenterati's Tourette's Problem

Emily Bracken | Posted 11.21.2011 | Media
Emily Bracken

The understatement of the century is that the Internet is fantastic in myriad ways. But because of the anonymity of the medium, it's also the Royal Flush port-a-potty for people's raging ids.

Cyber-Bullying: It's Not Cool To Be Cruel

Ronald Alexander, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ronald Alexander, Ph.D.

Why are we experiencing this almost epidemic of malicious behavior? One reason may be a lack of empathy and compassion, which are both a behavior and an attitude.

FCC To Address Cyberbullying At Schools With Government-Subsidized Internet

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

In recent years, school bullying has increasingly gone online with more students using social media websites and other Internet tools to harass fellow...

Internet Anonymity: Unleashing Our Inner Sociopath

Diane Dimond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Diane Dimond

Has the internet made us more vicious? With our computer anonymity many of us have decided we can "say" things over the World Wide Web that we would never ever say to someone's face.

Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers: Public Mockery on Aisle 9

Charlotte Hilton Andersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charlotte Hilton Andersen

Where do you draw the line between getting a harmless chuckle out of the strangeness of everyday life and cruelly poking fun of people who are, after all, just trying to buy some groceries?