Freedom of Speech...
...is a wonderful thing, isn't it? We can outwardly criticize political leaders, religious leaders, parents, educators, others. We can write works of fiction and create music with lyrics that will express the breadth and depth of human emotions. In fact, our right to free speech, part of that precious set of First Amendment rights, is most days a wonderful thing.
Then, you go onto Facebook to check on some comments that were made on your post. Someone has used the F-blank-blank-blank word five times in a comment on your post. Your jaw drops. You work hard to maintain a professional image online. This person isn't even upset about anything. You decide that this unacceptable. The other person is upset when you delete the comment. You sigh. It's only 8:00 am and you've already had a minor drama-fest.
Before you get much further in your online routine, you go to check if your favorite musician has released that new music video and see the following posts on your favorite musician's Facebook page:
"Still I loved you, I love you, and I will continue loving you. But sometimes there are exceptions in love. And apparently you and I are one of those exceptions."
"Know that my dreams will come truth.do so many things with you.want to do music of art with u.will you teach me how to play a piano.love you."
"Love ... just wanted to say I'm a fan since 89 and I love you very , very , very , very much ... You're my addiction, I have all their cds, you is simply wonderful my angel . I wish much success in this new phase . Kisses from Brazil "
You're in kind of a quirky mood and feeling quite sassy and you respond with something like "How can you love him? You don't even know him?" Suddenly more of those f-blank-blank-blank words pop up, suddenly you're the antichrist, and you're in the Facebook equivalent of a giant pile up.
This sort of thing happens on YouTube as well. Just try leaving a comment that your favorite artist's newest music video...well...leaves something to be desired. On Twitter, the feed is often littered with random comments, links, and strange photos of strange men's body parts (c.f. Anthony Weiner).