Your article called "The Assclown Offensive: How to Enrage the Church of Scientology," exemplifies some of the major issues surrounding the anonymity that the internet provides. The numerous examples of horrific trolls that are on the internet like the images of cats in a blender, shows how the anonymity of the internet changes that ways people act and the restrictions they put on themselves. The lack of restrictions on these sorts of sites is interesting in comparison to Second Life which has little restriction also. In many ways Second Life users follow societal norms, and on websites like 4chan, the rules of normality seem to be lifted. I read an article, which at the moment I can't site, that discussed the patterns of racism that take place in Second Life. I thought it was interesting that your article also talked about racism that exists by users of the internet due to anonymity. It seems as though the anonymity of the internet allows people's worst side to come out in many cases. What I found most offensive in this article was the example of the flashing animations that were posted on an Epilepsy websites.
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