November 20, 2007

A Preemptive Retrospective

When historians look back at the first decade of this new Millennium, I predict at least one chapter of every history book will be dedicated to the phenomenon of unhinged Internet commenters. I'm all for free speech and all that, but there are a lot of completely obsessive nutjobs out there who can't resist hitting the "Comment" link on blogs and other Web sites and blatherating their unique form of insanity. It warrants its own psychological classification.

Posted by Ryan at November 20, 2007 09:43 AM | TrackBack

Did somebody just get back from visiting Shot in the Dark?

Posted by: LearnedFoot at November 20, 2007 11:21 AM

And Fark, and the comment boxes in the Rochester Post-Bulletin's Web site, and DU, and HuffPo and LGF, and on and on and on.

Although, yeah, Peev is foremost on my mind when I think of unhinged commenting.

Posted by: Ryan at November 20, 2007 11:38 AM

Hey Ryan,

have you already seen this link?
I am sure you will enjoy it.

All the best from "Gretel"

Posted by: Tarantulady at November 21, 2007 10:16 AM

Hm, didn't take it....
One more try:

Posted by: Tarantulady at November 21, 2007 10:17 AM

They seemed pretty enthusiastic about being gay there at the end.

But then, who wouldn't be enthusiastic about being gay?


Posted by: Ryan at November 21, 2007 10:44 AM
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