Posts Tagged: Online Communities

Meet @nostromosil, @ratboylives and @notshoq: triumvirate of haters

I don’t post this stuff because I think of myself as a victim. I don’t. But I do think it’s important to see what lengths others will go to to use denigrating terms, intimidating language, and bully tactics to exercise their “online muscle” against someone they clearly hate. In this case it’s Shoq and anyone he happens to be friends with.

Their hope is, of course, that they will smear others around him and intimidate them into simply being afraid to interact. It’s a really psychotic game. Screenshots below. Click the thumbnails for a larger image.

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  • Nostromosil
  • NotShoq
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  • RatboyLives
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  • Nostromosil

Rebooting the Blog

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you might be scratching your head at the change in tone from “hey, this is what’s happening with my family…” to “stand up and be counted.”

It’s intentional. During the election, I blogged politics on a separate site and lost focus on what to do here. Consequently, I gained a ton of readers to that blog and lost many on this one. After the election, I was somewhat burned out and mostly gobsmacked that we had actually succeeded in electing a gifted, smart, talented couple to the White House. It was one of the few times I’ve been at a loss for words.