Welcome to Fight Club
By laurar on Apr 03, 2007
"I wanted to destroy something Beautiful."
That's all I could think of as the story unfolded. One beautiful, upbeat, humorous and talented blogger destroyed by an angry, caustic, violent person.
The blogsphere is now complete. We exchange happy news, dot our pages with pretty pictures, comment on global warming, potty training, elections...and now we have roving mobs that mug and murder with words. The blogsphere has groups that come together with the expressed intent of being nasty, hurtful, vile. And some would say--this is a GREAT thing! It's so authentic! Well, so is a bum peeing in a trash can on the corner of 2nd Avenue. Is authentic always good?
Why is violence in the blogsphere acceptable? Whoever said the blogsphere wasn't REAL LIFE? It's society (virtual or not)...so are words or actions on a blog any different than saying them out loud to the person's face?
"Oh, I'd say that to her face."
Okay, I'll take that bet. Say it to her face. Do it. Stare right into that person's eyes and recite the vicious, horrifying words you just blogged with 50 complete strangers standing around.
Do it. $100. In your pocket.
My money is safe. He won't do it. That's why he's in that rage blog.