Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Harsh Words Don't Die, Even If They Lie

In life we learn from mistakes, mature, and move on. But what if your mistakes can be tacked on with false accusations and then follow you throughout your entire life? It can bring a drastic change into the old adage "Sticks & Stones Can Break Your Bones —But Words Can..." cause your suicide.

Be it truth or fiction, what people type about you online can do more than just hurt feelings in real life. Some bloggers question and sometimes try to expose the identities of others who wish maintain cyber anonymity. This story in the Washington Post offers reason to why one SHOULD want to maintain anonymity in todays virtual society.

Click below to read the article:
Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web
Law Students Feel Lasting Effects of Anonymous Attacks

  • If you own a blog or forum where a person posts something unprovable, hateful, and identifies a real person, delete it.
  • If you are visiting a blog or forum where you find this happening, type only two words "Why hate?".
  • If it is YOU that can't find the maturity to refrain from posting in this way — go watch TV.
Do you have a solution? Please feel free to post them in the "comments" of this post.

Monday, March 5, 2007

Yhate sighting...

No photoshop skillz needed. This is a yhate sighting from Holland.

You too can download logos and posters and take your own pics for us to post. More are in development and will soon be available as well. To use what we currently have available CLICK HERE.

Be childlike.

Friday, March 2, 2007

My Goodness... has been a hectic week to say the least. Sorry that the blog has taken a back seat this week. Real Life seems to outweigh the blogosphere in the priority list (as it should). This weekend I shall be on travel so unless the Yh8 alliance posts something, I shall not be able to. I will be back to submitting a daily "hit" on Monday. Should be well worth the wait.

In the meantime, do enjoy this article I found a while back on one of my favorite blogs about "Reverse Graffiti". How do you think your local city authorities would handle it? Provide your prediction in the comment section.