Do you ever wonder why some people never seem to have no trouble with others in online groups and others seem to get drawn into every feud and squabble? Many of the same issues that cause people to be bullied in person, cause the same people to be vulnerable for people who are new to online social networks and don't quite have the knack of cyber communication down to a science yet.
There's a lot of empowerment in making 'ignore' and "delete" your favorite strategies.
As technology advanced our abilities to communicate in new ways, mass media outlets were the first to use chat rooms to get people talking to each other online.
AOL and Yahoo set up chat rooms for numerous topics to draw audiences to their networks.
As the group chuckled and nodded in agreement, Granny bent in her ear and said that their stories were nothing compared to the nastiness of the women in the quilter's chat room.