Post # 1
Last night I watched the news on tv about a woman who was fighting a twitter troller by tracking her down and reported her to her workplace. The troll was suspended from her job. I was proud of what she has done. But this morning I heard the news on the radio, the same woman from tv last night was commited to the hospital caused by the continous trolling over her twitter after she appeared on tv.
What is going on! I had a look at her twitter account and there are so many extremely nasty things people have said, basically asking her to die…
I feel so devastated with what happened to these people who are battling depression and still being bullied. What’s your opinion with this issue?
Post # 3
I find that absolutely ridiculous.
Just like I don’t get “trolling” wedding websites, I don’t understand the “twitter hate” or nasty facebook messaging. I don’t get how people can be SO ugly and hateful to someone that, oftentimes, it seems they don’t even know! I’ve noticed it on Twitter that when I follow a “celebrity” (usually someone from reality tv) that when they get a rude message they’ll post it for ALL of their followers to see and then their followers go and harass the sender. I find it extremely immature.
Plus, who has that kind of time and negative energy?
Post # 4
oh I just heard this on the radio!
So sad. I just can’t believe SO many people have so much hatred in their blood that they could post death threats to someone they don’t even know. Some of the things in those tweets were just disgusting.
Post # 5
I don’t understand–can’t you just block trolls on FB and twitter?
Post # 7
@AmeliaBedelia: I’ve noticed it on Twitter that when I follow a “celebrity” (usually someone from reality tv) that when they get a rude message they’ll post it for ALL of their followers to see and then their followers go and harass the sender.
This is sort of that she was doing too. The lady is the host of Australia’s Next Top Model and she went on tv last night talking about bullying. She’s an ambassador for an anti-cyber bullying campaign.
Personally I’m on the fence about her re-tweeting (or as she puts it ‘exposing’) people who attack her on twitter when it seems to result in her followers then launching an attack on the bully.
Post # 8
@Laitka: I beg to differ. A tweet is never private, they are always public. So whether she re-tweets it or not her followers can find it and flame that person (who, if they had never said anything nasty, would be just fine).
By re-tweeting it and shinning a light on the message I think that you will shame that person even just a little bit. regardless of whether the followers then flame that person.
Too often people who are bullied feel that it is there fault and want no one else to know what was said to them, so they don’t tell their parents or friends etc for fear of them agreeing with the bully or laughing or something. They are embarrassed. If more children who are cyber bullied posted those emails and private messages for all the world to see (particularly if they are friends with their own relatives on FB) then I think we’d have a lot more bullies backing down.
Post # 9
I realised that I’ve been constantly hearing about suicides cause by cyber bullying. I deactivate my FB about 10 monts ago and I’m glad I did it. And I refuse to have a twitter account.
However I did write a little email to Twitter today (I know this email is going to be ignored anyway) just formally and politely suggest them to tighten up their security policy. It would be better if the user needs to enter or verify some important details upon creating an account. Almost like creating a bank account (but not this far, maybe home address or employer info) so that they will be more careful and thoughtful about what they write. And so that people cant have multiple account just for the sake of bullying. Disgusting, disturbing and disgraceful…all those trolling comments!
And yes she is an ambassabor of anti-bullying, you might assume she must be strong and brave. But at the end she couldnt take it and her last tweets says “you win x”. It’s very upsetting how cruel the world has become 🙁
Post # 10
@Everdeen: I actually totally agree with you on the one hand, yes. I do agree with the idea of naming and shaming these people who think it’s OK to bully behind the anonymity of a computer. I liked that she publicly named the person who started the whole ‘hanging’ thing and reported it to her boss etc because that was just disgraceful (this nasty peice of work told someone who’s fiance had killed himself that she would’ve too if she was in his place wtf?!). But I also kind of agree with @AmeliaBedelia about the fact that it perpetuates bullying when all her followers then attack that person.
Although OT, but I do find it interesting that this so-called ambassador has been in trouble before after she tweeted that she wished a person would get “killed” already… (I forget who the subject of it was but I remember there were talks about the police etc)
@jessierhysy: Good on you! Agree completely.
I will honestly never understand the mentality behind trolls.
Post # 12
The internet makes people anonymous and gives them a free reign to do what you would never do without accountability. Sad that they can do this and never properly stand up for their beliefs,its all behind a shield
Post # 13
@irelandchris: Agreed. Well said! 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t understand or like Twitter. I feel very sad about cyber bullying and worry about future generations.
Post # 15
Several years ago, I had a bride who had a disagreement with another bride on a message board. (im a vendor, not a bride collector lol) The other bride used her position at **** bank to stalk her relentlessly. She ran her credit report, found out where she worked, and tried to get her fired. She made false animal services reports, and even Contacted the girls fiancé, trying to get him to call off the wedding!
This poor girl went through hell. The police didn’t do jack, because she stayed right inside the law. She was a customer of this bank, so technically she had permission to access her info. Remember, this was years ago. I don’t know all the details, but suffice it say the bully got away with it. I just googled her name….. And guess what? She still works for the same banking firm, now in a much higher position! Sometimes it seems as though there is no justice. SMS
Post # 16
@seevan07: I agree. I’m really worried about our future generation. Especially nowadays most people spend most of thier time on social media.
@MayaBean: Oh my goodness, that’s an awful thing to do! Well, karma is coming her way I’m sure. It might not strike her career, but something else. She couldn’t just destroy a woman’s life only because of a wedding related disagreement.
These things make me angry !!