Keyboard Warriors -why people will say things online but not face to face
It's well known that people say and do things in cyberspace that they wouldn't ordinarily say or do in the face-to-face world. They loosen up, feel more uninhibited, express themselves more openly. Researchers call this the "disinhibition effect." It's a double-edged sword. Sometimes people share very personal things about themselves. They reveal secret emotions, fears, wishes. Or they show unusual acts of kindness and generosity. We may call this benign disinhibition. On the
Facebook -harassment and coming out the other side.
Recently I was accused by an individual using a number of aliases of being a “racist, homophobic, sexist, and Islaphaphobic” due to discussions and posts on my Facebook account, a private wall that was viewable by friend or friends of friends, an individual had trawled and covertly monitored for the past 2 years using a pseudonym of Mr Green and using yet another pseudonym of Maria. This, as anyone who knows me, could not it be further from the truth, my friends list alone i