Utter twaddle

Seriously: how much does it matter if someone is wrong on the Internet?


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 May 2014 · 8:22 pm

    This may just be the histamine talking, but it seems to me that humanity in general, and not just cyberspace, has got a lot meaner since the 1980s.

    Then again, I was a young teen in the 80s and still have my family around me to more or less protect me from the uglier aspects.

  2. backwoods conservative »

    1 May 2014 · 8:40 pm

    If a man says something in a forest, and his wife’s not there to hear him, is he still wrong?

  3. McGehee »

    1 May 2014 · 9:43 pm

    These dunderheads were around before the Internet, but back then they all hung out in bars arguing about sports and politics. Now they hang out on blogs arguing about sports and politics.

  4. Roger Green »

    2 May 2014 · 3:53 am

    While FJ & MG are correct, I DO find it comforting that there are people who correct my errors of fact or spelling. BTW, I’m a real babe in the electronic woods; 9 years today.

  5. Lynn »

    2 May 2014 · 8:20 am

    I could probably handle someone telling me I’m wrong. At least it would mean someone was reading what I post.

  6. McGehee »

    2 May 2014 · 10:51 am

    Ditto Lynn, provided the correction is offered genuinely in the interest of accuracy on the point of fact.

  7. fillyjonk »

    2 May 2014 · 12:09 pm

    And as long as the corrector doesn’t then dominance-mount the correctee.

  8. McGehee »

    2 May 2014 · 1:05 pm

    Which antics would belie any claims of only being interested in accuracy.

  9. Roger Green »

    3 May 2014 · 3:47 am

    MG is also correct on the latter point, something I tend to experience on the newspaper blog I occasionally contribute to. Which is why I relatively seldom contribute to it…

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