There are some pretty bad things that can happen online. There are some pretty wonderful and amazing things that can happen online too. There are people who are downright crazy, angry, bitter and jealous. There are people who are hurting. There are people who are kind and giving and compassionate. There are situations that get out of hand. There are words that are said in the heat of the moment. In fact it is just one big bubbling melting pot of every person, belief, value, opinion, intention, idea, product, service, piece of information, source of entertainment and connection with other people…..all coming together in a pretty public place.
As such it can be a pretty intense, lonely, threatening place to hang out. Or it can be a warm, supportive, inspiring, helpful and fun place to spend one’s time. And it can be a little of all those things.