The Internet is an Idiot Generator

By Deane Barker on January 21, 2011

Tracking down my online haters: Interesting story about a sport writer who tracked down a guy who flamed him.  He eventually has a good conversation with the guy about how the Internet turns some of us into idiots.

Then we spoke. And I (dammit) liked him. Without invisibility or the support of his 54 Twitter followers or the superhuman powers supplied by a warm keyboard, Matt was meek and apologetic. “I was just trying to get a rise out of you,” he said. “You’re a known sports writer, and I thought it was cool. That’s all. I never meant for it to reach this point.”