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Internet Trolls

The Phil Collins Backlash

Roger Weisman | Posted 11.11.2015 | Entertainment
Roger Weisman

So Phil Collins has been big in the news the past few weeks. Rolling Stone magazine wrote that the former Genesis drummer and mega-selling solo artist would be coming out of retirement. Fans rejoiced, and so did Internet trolls.

My Opinion Doesn't Justify Your Rape Threats

Nora McInerny Purmort | Posted 11.06.2015 | Women
Nora McInerny Purmort

I'm alive and I'm a person. I don't like when a**holes tell me to smile. I don't like being told to be quiet, and I don't like having to turn the other cheek because strangers on the Internet could light me up all day long because they don't like big mean feminists. You don't get to make me afraid.

George Takei's Response To Troll Who Tells Him He 'Sucks' Is Perfect

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Got some ice for that burn?  Internet trolls are no match for George Takei, whose sizzling wit left him victorious after a Facebook user at...

Lack of Pinstripe Pride: CC Sabathia's Rehab Announcement Shows Social Media at its Worst

Jesse Andreozzi | Posted 10.06.2015 | Sports
Jesse Andreozzi

When you belittle Sabathia himself, safe in the anonymity that the Internet provides, you are truly exposing yourself as a disrespectful coward, hating on someone in the midst of making the toughest decision of their life.

Facebook's 'Dislike' Button Will Make it Easier to Online Bully

Diana Graber | Posted 09.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Graber

Maybe it's just me, but these new online communication tools seem entirely unnecessary. After all, trolls, bullies, and haters have being doing just fine with their words.

Is Donald Trump Reading Your Blog?

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.21.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

I've never crossed paths with Donald Trump, but his type is very familiar to me because I grew up in Manhattan. I think of him as a New York Blowhard...

Ukraine's Ministry of Truth -- A Flop of Epic Proportions

Samuel Ramani | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Samuel Ramani

The Kyiv Post reported on July 15, 2015, that Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers had registered draft legislation to establish Ukraine Tomorrow, a state-owned foreign broadcasting company. Ukraine Tomorrow strives to be Ukraine's answer to Russia Today.

Here's an Idea - Don't Be a Jerk

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 07.27.2015 | Entertainment
Tiziana Dearing

People will validate all kinds of behavior with their attention, their "clicks," their dollars, and sometimes even their votes. That doesn't make said behavior OK. We each are supposed to have an internal moral compass.

Internet Vitriole and the Rise of the Carnivorous Left

Olivia Wilson | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Olivia Wilson

We all know that trolls go for women more than men, queers times two, those who are transgender, times three. And we hate them for it. Trolls are ugly cave-dwelling creatures. Please, let's not become them. It's just not cool.

The Good Morning Project

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.01.2015 | Good News
Elaine Ambrose

My acquaintance was bullied on social media, and that experience prompted an idea that could encourage others to make a positive difference while challenging the vile cesspool of cruel trolls who infest the Internet. Let's call it the "Good Morning Project."

I'm Getting Married At 22 And Apparently That Upsets People On The Internet

Shelbie Thilmony | Posted 06.28.2015 | Weddings
Shelbie Thilmony

I don't need Alex to complete me, I don't need to backpack through Europe to "find myself," and I don't need to date 20 more people to make sure he's the one. I'm not going to live my life in fear of divorce or poverty or anything else for the sake of other people, because at the end of the day, it's my life, my love and my happiness.

Don't Feed the Race Trolls

Torraine Walker | Posted 06.19.2015 | Black Voices
Torraine Walker

If you've spent any time online you've seen them. They barge into every discussion about racial issues like belligerent drunks in a bar, arrogance emanating from them like a stench, armed with statistics "proving" that Blacks are the most violent ethnic group on earth.

Feeling Slightly Viral (Sick) From My Blog's Going Viral

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I didn't exactly have my 15 minutes, yet my name went around the world, and my work was read by millions. Not my best work by a long shot, but I will never complain about too much attention.

I Am a Real Person, Sitting Here, Reading the Comments

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I spent hours reading the thoughts of perfect strangers on my parenting skills, lifestyle, education, physical appearance and morals.

Lena Dunham's Dog Quiz Is Shameful

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.30.2015 | Media
Lev Raphael

Is this really 2015 humor? Is this New Yorker humor? Is this even funny?

How About Those Internet Trolls?

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Some of the comments on my recent writing and some of the emails I've received have been... well, mean.

Whatever Happened to Compassion?

Denise Geelhart | Posted 05.23.2015 | Parents
Denise Geelhart

You can't grumble about your struggles with infertility or illness without someone telling you that you should feel blessed with what you have already.

How to Be Obnoxious Online

Larry Womack | Posted 05.12.2015 | Media
Larry Womack

The truly committed, heinous online asshat must believe that he or she is really speaking for the silent majority. That each like really represents one percent of the American public. That, deep down, they are not being awful. Of course, if someone really wanted to stand out, they could always try behaving with some degree of decency.

As A Father And As A Man, I Am Disgusted By Curt Schilling's Twitter Trolls

The Good Men Project | Posted 05.11.2015 | Sports
The Good Men Project

There is nothing funny or cool or manly about this type of behavior. Not remotely. And if you are friends with or know one of these people -- or people that behave this way, in real life or online -- let's make sure they know that.

The Internet Exists To Offend You

Aussa Lorens | Posted 05.10.2015 | Comedy
Aussa Lorens

There is nothing worse than having other people's success rubbed in your face. That chick who went viral and has a book deal? She's probably banging someone at Random House. At least while you loathe her for her success you can comfort yourself with the knowledge that your moral superiority is vast.

Kindness Matters -- Even on the Internet

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 04.27.2015 | Technology
Jennifer Wolfe

We are all on this life journey together. We all have a voice. I use mine to communicate, to understand others, and to make the world a kinder place to live in. By spewing your commentary, it makes me wonder what else you do in life that pushes us all backwards in anger, instead of forwards in compassion.

Why You Should Stop Using The Word 'Slut' As An Insult

Jill Di Donato | Posted 04.22.2015 | Women
Jill Di Donato

When Lindin was 11, she was branded a "slut" by her classmates and was bullied at school, after school and online. During all this, she kept a regular diary. Now a Harvard graduate pursuing her Ph.D. in California, Emily started The UnSlut Project by blogging her own middle school diaries.

Why Our Company Quit Twitter (Before the Memo Came out)

Karen Cahn | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Karen Cahn

I loved Dick Costolo's epic memo on how Twitter "sucks" at dealing with trolls. It took guts and honesty for the CEO to admit that his company has t...

Have Insensitive Comments Become the New Normal?

Michael Rohrer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Rohrer

"I say we give him to ISIS" is, to me, a disturbing comment. One maybe thrown into the commentary as a joke to get a rise. It got one out of me.

Confessions of a Former Sanctimommy

Amy Hunter | Posted 03.10.2015 | Women
Amy Hunter

Are you a sanctimonious know-it-all b*tch? Do you look down your nose at the decisions other people make in regards to their children? Then you're in the right place. Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life.