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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
I love the internets. I surely do. As someone who has managed to make a career here as a writer after being turned down by every magazine going (and I mean that literally – even mags I had no desire to work for rejected me. That’s harsh yo!), I feel it’s a place where talent that wouldn’t ordinarily get seen via mainstream channels has a chance to shine. It’s a pretty level playing field. While one of its highlights is that it’s given everyone a voice, its major downside is also that it’s given everyone a voice. We’ve all seen many an online brouhaha (God, I love that word) at this point and are well familiar with the work of angry commentors and trolls. All seem to stand firm in their belief that they are entitled to their opinion. Today I ask, are they? Are any of us?