Week 6 Reading

I found a relevant point in this week’s reading where the author talks about the neutrality of technologies, using the example of a gun, where it may make a situation more dangerous in the hands of a violent person, but the gun itself is somewhat neutral in the situation. I think this relates to a lot of sites and the culture of trolling these days, ie, any Youtube comment section, Twitter replies, reddit and 4chan threads. These sites as technology are not inherently toxic environments, however when people with a particularly unpleasant vendetta against something, or too much time on their hands, decide to use it, they can become verbally abusive, toxic abysses of the absolute worst part of some people’s humanity. How ’bout that.


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