One of the things, from my long conversation with my buddy that they are currently studying is the concept of chasing. When I was young, it was possible to call Ma Bell (that was the nickname given to the original AT&T company in the US) and have a number blocked. You would then never receive a call from that number again. You could also do the same with the US Postoffice and block a sender from sending your physical mail. My buddy has been spending a lot of time on Social Media. At that time, he has come up with several interesting findings. One of the things that he has studied in the past is the reality of online personality versus in-person personally.
Most people understand that – when you are online, no one is bigger than you are. I remember when I was a freshman in high school. One of my dearest friends back then was a tremendous football player. I was safe for the first two years in high school because nobody was more significant than my friend. When he graduated, I had other huge friends from hanging out with him. In the real world, it is essential sometimes. But in the virtual world, no one is bigger than you. It means you can behave any way you want. No one can stop you. It creates a feeling of freedom in the person and regrets those around that person. Most of us have run into someone that is a cyberbully.
First, I do not condone bullying in any form. I think anyone that picks on someone for any reason, online or IRL, deserves what happens net.
But my friend brought something to my attention base don our conversation—the new reality of chasing. What is chasing? Sadly it is when one person (usually the aggressor) chases you to another social platform to justify their behavior on the first platform. It is called tracking. The sad reality of this is that chasing someone is a form of Cyberbullying.
Has anyone ever done that to you? Continued an argument on another social platform? What about a person you are not connected to, keeping their side of the conversation on another social platform, even though you are not connected to that person?
For those who have been trying, the site was down most of the last 5 hours.
The site was down for 5 hours today hopefully it is now officially up!!!
there is now what appears to be a become an author by paying per month has anyone else seen that?
My downvotes are way down, what about the rest of you?
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In my opinion, it is not a big deal because it’s easy to block unwanted connections on social platforms and move on. It also happens to me from time to time, not proper bullying but another type of harassment many women deal with, if you know what I mean. It’s kind of annoying but again, not a big deal.
I think that talking “behind the back” of someone who is no longer here is a more serious form of bullying compared to someone “tracking” willing to discuss a thing.
My social accounts are public and open to everyone until I block them, thankfully it just takes a few seconds, while creating a fake profile to contact me again takes more time, eventually they get tired, hehehe. Really, the internet makes people closer but at the same time it takes nothing to keep them at a distance.
However, I’m sorry you felt attacked and had to post about it, though I don’t really understand the fuss.
honestly, i was more curious from the broader perspective. It is not something that used to happen often. it is something that many friends of mine (female) have had to deal with.
I was not speaking of any specific person only the general term and of course acknowledging that I had blacked someone.
I suspect the only disagreement I would have in what you said, is simply I am speaking of the broader social media and have had to block several people as have you.
It is a big deal when it is happening on multiple platforms. I also leave my social media open and don’t like blocking people until I have to.
I didn’t have such cyberbullying. I do not approve of any kind of harassment. The pursuit is a nightmare that I experienced in real life.
i am so sorry to hear that. in real life is terrible. it is bad online, much worse in the real world.
I haven’t experienced anything like this before. However, I had different unpleasant situations.
I am sad to hear you’ve had other unpleasant situations. That isn’t good.
Unfortunately I had to block some known and unknown persons.
blocking is a hard choice but we have to do it sometimes.
I am very confused and am not sure what is going on. Perhaps if I survive my training I can figure out what everyone is talking about. My goodness how quickly things change when you have to do other things for a few days.
in this case I am talking about somebody from one social site, following you to another and continuing an argument there.
Oh, well that is just plain sad and we are going to have none of that!
🙂 i hope so, it is a tough situation all the way around!
It is the first time I hear about tracking. That´s horrible.
it is actually a growing problem, there are people who believe it is in their rights to continue arguments and abuse wherever they wish to.
We are going to be better than that. We can do it.
i completely agree with you! we are going to be better!
I have never experienced it. It is never right. The aggressors want to prove their point and let the victims know they’re right and on top.
It’s a sad that some teenagers have committed suicides because of cyber bullying.
i agree, your points are exactly the concern. the teenage suicide rate over cyberbullying means we have to stop it in every form. Chasing may appear to be ok, but in the end, it is very dangerous!
That is right. I heard twitter had put some measures in place to avoid this.
they have, I just had to report someone for doing this very thing and twitter took care of it right away!
It is good you reported it.
it was sad to have to report it overall.
You did the right thing because it will save someone’s life.
i just wish I could help the person.
i tried a long time ago, but it wasn’t going to happen!
It is sad that people are there out to harm others.
it is, the one that lived here is banned for now!
Q: THE SITE WAS DOWN FOR 5 HOURS TODAY HOPEFULLY IT IS NOW OFFICIALLY UP!!!
Yes (2 votes) – 67%
No (1 votes) – 33%
Q: THERE IS NOW WHAT APPEARS TO BE A BECOME AN AUTHOR BY PAYING PER MONTH HAS ANYONE ELSE SEEN THAT?
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No (1 votes) – 33%
Q: MY DOWNVOTES ARE WAY DOWN, WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF YOU?
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No (2 votes) – 67%
Thanks to everyone for your comments!
The social sharing buttons are a lot smaller on the page now than they used to be!
People who practice such methods are emotionally unbalanced. I have never experienced anything like this.
The downvotes option on comments is gone. Your admirer will suffer a lot!😀
oh well, it does look like the admin team is listening to us! i am really happy that we are getting our asks, not sure if we will get more communication!
i suspect the person has moved to use the WTF option.
Bullying is a very bad thing. Thank you for explaining this thank heavens I have never experienced anything like that
sadly i have, and very recently. In talking to my friend he pointed out how dangerous the issue of both bullying and chasing is.
The chasing you described sounds scary.
I have seen that paid offer a few times, when the login is not directly from the site but it appears to be through WordPress.
it is interesting overall – I wonder in the end what the impact will be on this site.
The new site is cleaner, they also dropped the downvote on comments!
I did see the offer to pay, not for me. And you are right, bullying is never a good thing. Glad you have good friends.
Good news – no downvote on comments is gone – it looks like they are listening to our recommendations again!!!!