“One of my main missions is to de-stigmatize the internet as a narcissistic guilt trip. We all long for affection, and social media can be a wonderful way of meeting people you would not have found in any other way. If someone takes a selfie and you see something in their eyes that you can relate to, it is pure magic; we are examining ourselves refracted through a couple thousand followers, creating an ever more prismatic version of identity. It’s possible that this could dispel a notion of rigid self-identity and begin to vaporize the ego into a collective expression and ethical experience of reality”
I do not support US involvement in Iraq. Let’s focus our efforts internally on our own political corruption. I can’t trust any leaders to tell me what is right and what is wrong in another country. Ever.
Not checking in to foursquare anymore - growing too paranoid. Eventually the only app I’ll use is Tor. :/
When you’re personally attacked online, the knee-jerk reaction is to simply respond. The second reaction is usually to garner support, and highlight the naysayers.
Unfortunately, this acts as a sounding board for the attackers, amplifying their noise and power.
Stay strong, ignore them. Take action to block them, protect yourself, stand up for others and protect others.
And if you’re privileged, witty and SAFE enough, protecting others is your primary objective.
Good luck in a scary world.