Friday, 13 May 2016

The online pack

Amit Varma writes of the benefits of online friendship and the malign effects of political groups. Regular users of social media must recognise the effects he describes, but have seldom seen them catalogued and described so neatly. The examples he cites are from India but easily recognisable from similar Western situations.

I have just one quibble. When he talks about mice turning into tigers, I would substitute "wolves" for "tigers". Tigers tend to be lone killers, and there is something of the pack about a motivated online group.

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