Monday, November 2, 2009
Birmingham chap sets off Twitstorm merely by calling actor Stephen Fry's twits "boring." "A Twit Read Across Britain Unleashes a Cascade of Vitriol on a User," NYT, p A8, Nov 2, 2009. NYT's Sarah Lyall writes that it was an example of high school like behavior on Twitter, "passing rude notes, spreading exaggerated rumors and obsessing endlessly- and pointlessly- about who said what mean thing about whom." Is the anonymity of Twitter a problem? Do we behave as we do in our cars - gesturing rudely, protected in our bubble?