“Spontaneous unanimity has never been so effortlessly achieved as it was on this year’s judging panel.” Ouch.
Bitcoin devotees and other cryptocurrency fans say that math gives their radical ideas so much potential. But starting a new value system also requires a level of faith in the people using the math. As “shitcoin” scams pile up, it’s becoming clear that new currencies need trust, too. And they don’t have it.
What happens when cartoonists take on their critics in comic form? Recently, the webcomic Zen Pencils raged against online critics—and received a comic about the value of negative feedback in reply.
Racist jabs. Misogynistic and sexist bragging. Bullyish "kill ya' self" comments. Political preachers. These all, according to Zoe Williams at the Guardian UK, qualify as legitimate forms of internet trolling.
When Jeff Pearlman, a sportswriter, wrote a recent column, he received his typical slew of hate, slurs and rude remarks on Twitter. But this time, he didn't want to ignore it. Instead, he sought out his "online haters" in real life.