In today's Straits Times, editor Joanne Lee talks about getting flamed online. Why this doesn't sound new to us?
A lot of bloggers get flamed. Whether you talk about people, talk about government, talk about engineering, talk about news, talk about yourself, you still can get flamed. I don't study psychology, so I have no idea why people like to flame others.
Most of the time, flammers are anonymous. There are like zillions of anonymous around the world, obviously they don't flame for fame. (they don't go like, yay I'm a famous anonymous now.) It must be that sadist in us that wants to see others getting emotionally affected by your words. Cheap thrills aren't only found in bargain stores.
Just a week or so ago, someone (again, anonymous) left a nasty comment. All I needed were 2 words and a punctuation to force him to use vulgarities in his second reply. This is the n
th time I'm saying this, this is not a serious blog. You don't go into Toysrus looking for sex toy, do you? The moment you use vulgarities and personal attacks, it just shows you are not making a logical and sensible argument or comment. I could have continued on playing word games with you, and naturally you will keep coming back, either to check on my reaction, or to write more rubbish. Either way, I'm going to gain, cos of the traffic you bring to my site and the revenue.
Sometimes we have the tendency to write stuff in response to what others have written, mostly complaining about others complaining (yeah, double loop). For example, someone complained about rising living cost, then another person complains about the first person complaining. Isn't it like, parents using vulgarities to scold their kids for using vulgarities?