Monday, January 29, 2007

The Internet brings out the best and the worst in people

I've been doing this a very long time. I have protected kids, adults and celebrities online. I have worked with everyone in the industry to help create a safer and more responsible Net.

I started fighting this fight in 1997. Before then I protected corporations in cyberspace. (moving form protecting corporations at hefty hourly legal rates, to working for free to protect kids wasn't necessarily a great business move. :-))

While I understand how kids and young teens may act out online, and do things they shouldn't, I am always amazed at the outrageous things adults will do online.

Cyberbashing....something short of cyberstalking, akin to cyberharassment, is something businesses do to their competitors and people with way too much time on their hands do online to bother others.

I wish we had a law against rudeness and immaturity online. It's such a waste of time and bandwidth.

my 2 cents.

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