A Game Plan for Going Viral
By now, the picture had metastasized through reposts on Twitter, Tumblr, Reddit, 9Gag, FailBlog. But looking through the Facebook “like” function, I could track down the most offensive commenters.
Most of them were women. Shocked? I wasn’t. Anyone who’s survived high school can tell you how women slice each other up to make ourselves feel better. I sent several of those women a message.
”You’re being an asshole,” the note said. “Why don’t you just do the right thing and delete the post and stop sharing it?”
Over at Salon, Caitlin Seida writes about watching an embarrassing photo of herself go viral, and how she handled it. (To those who have survived high school, or even nearly survived it: it’s October 3rd.) [Salon]