A WORD TO THE WISE

Over the last few days, I have been looking for references which illustrate why so many people, both online and in the real world, appear to exhibit behaviour which is best described as a type of ‘madness.’ This madness, akin to a mass hysteria, usually accompanies any event which captures the public’s attention, and are almost always high-jacked by those who see these events as an opportunity to not only further enhance their status as purveyors of the real ‘truth’; […]

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TROLLED TO DEATH (Updated) ….

I have been doing a lot of research over the last few weeks into something that has affected what appears to be a huge number of people who use the Internet, and which ranks among the grubbiest, malevolent and entirely cowardly activities one could ever have the misfortune to encounter. This activity, which has become known as ‘RIP Trolling,’ is a singularly vile and deeply disturbing ‘pastime’ (the perpetrators themselves describe it as ‘doing it for the lolz’), undertaken by […]

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WANNA BE IN MY GANG?….

This is not going to be a comfortable read, but I hope that it will in some way, serve as a warning that sometimes, bad things happen to decent people and a guide to help others. I would like to introduce you to a practice which is becoming all too common these days. It has increased dramatically as the use of the internet has become more widespread and a part of everyday life. It has a name, it is relatively […]

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