You know what yanks my Cord…

…People who post annoying anonymous messages online.
The Internet provides bored teens with an outlet to post whatever they want with no consequences. But the trolling we are plagued with online does not only come from kids with nothing better to do.

For one reason or another, many adults also join in on the irritating trend.
Whether it’s political debate, sports discussion or any other topic under the sun, you are sure to find ridiculous comments that are left anonymously. After all, no self-respecting person would be willing to attach their name to these posts.
They range from being stupid, pointless, vulgar, racist or worse. Whatever method these people choose, their comments are sure to piss people off.
The anonymity of the comments and the wide reach of the Internet have contributed to this phenomenon.

But if people are too embarrassed to post these comments with their names, why post them in the first place? Is it human nature to take pleasure in knowing that your actions are making others angry? I’d like to think otherwise, as this is a particularly cynical view of the world.

So if we assume that this is contrary to human nature, the subsequent conclusion is that there is something wrong with these people. Indeed, they need to grow up.

The Internet is a powerful tool that has quickly revolutionized the way we communicate.

But that doesn’t mean that we should throw away all common sense that was attached to personal communication before the Internet came around. If you think something you are about to say anonymously online would lead to you getting punched if you said it to someone’s face, maybe you shouldn’t say it.
Or at the very least post your name with it so that the rest of us get the satisfaction of ridiculing your stupidity.

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