In exchange for all of the world’s knowledge — accessible, searchable, and instantly shareable from your bedroom, subway car, and toilet seat — we will come in contact with millions of people of different backgrounds, some of whom, under the veil of anonymity, will treat us as subhuman. To live in the future, is to sometimes feel like little more than Proterozoic sludge.
I felt like sludge the second half of 2014. In that window, I wrote about gender and sexuality and the right to not have one’s life threatened online. In exchange, every social media node connecting me to the rest of the world was bombarded by threats from strangers.
from The Verge - All Posts http://www.theverge.com/2015/4/13/8373239/happy-28th-birthday-skip