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makogrey

Everyone should watch this NOW

http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/thatguywit...

You'll understand why afterwards
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Added: 5 years ago
 
shadycat
5 years ago
Excellent video, though it doesn't really cover any new ground. The internet has fantastic possibilities while at the same time providing people with the means to go as low as they like when interacting with others. I really feel sorry for teenagers today. Social media is a powerful weapon in the wrong hands, and that age cohort can be particularly vicious when peers fail to conform to social expectations. Speaking as a tail-end Gen Xer, I'm glad as hell that neither the internet nor cell phones were prevalent or particularly relevant when I was growing up. I also realize how irrelevant that experience already is.
The only place online that I have ever used my real name, other than for the purpose of financial transactions, is Facebook; and there my security is set so that only friends of friends can even send me a friend request. There is nothing even remotely questionable in my content that a current or prospective employer could use against me. I have one email address for real life and one I use for furry stuff as well as things like Reddit, etc. Neither one is associated with a real physical address. I use only Paypal for online purchases. If a site doesn't take it, I shop somewhere else.
Does this sound obsessive?  Maybe, but these days if a child of ten isn't already familiar with basic online awareness, "netiquette" and security including privacy controls, they are at risk for online bullying and worse.
This is turning into a rant, so let me just end by saying that when I was young I would roll my eyes at a certain ancient great-uncle who would wax nostalgic about the days before television. Now, I love the internet, but sometimes, just sometimes, his nostalgia no longer seems quite so crazy.
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