Monday, June 20, 2011

Free Expression Online

Never get mad, but get even? Maybe you should think twice about that.   Do you really have a valid reason to hate someone? Knowing that to express these feelings online could destroy them publicly and privately?  Hate is a strong a feeling, especially when fuming on the internet occurs.  If you have the opportunity to act differently, like legally, then you should explore that option first.

How you would like to define yourself on the internet if faced with the choice- are you mean spirited or are you good natured? Recently an English plumber decided to take the choice to publicly humiliate and shame the person that hurt them.

"Plumber Ian Puddick has been cleared of internet harassment after tweeting and blogging details of his wife's affair.

He had tweeted, blogged and posted videos online after being enraged by his wife's 10-year relationship with company director Timothy Haynes."


What are the limits of free expression online? Apparently in England it's free as long as you express yourself truthfully.