Novo Justice Blog by Colin Rule
“I’m embarrassed to report that I awoke this morning remembering the conflict carnage on my Facebook page from the night before – a thread of 75 entries posted over a four hour period, more than half of which were hostile.
Because this was my first (and hopefully my last) Facebook fight, I naturally wanted to know how common they are.
They’re really common. So common that there’s a “Facebook Beat” in Great Britain.
According to CNet, the British “Facebook beat” works like this:
“ Neighborhood Constables have to drive from address to address all day, listening to endless tales of harassment on Facebook, threats by text and insults in the [line] by the cigarette counter at the local [supermarket].”
I don’t have reason to believe there are American Facebook Fuzz, but I’ll go ahead and assume we’re at least as combative as the Brits are.
That’s a lot of conflict to resolve what with over 500 million Facebook users in the world – 250 million of whom log in every day.
So it makes sense to figure out why we fight and how we can resolve Facebook bickering without third party intervention…”
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