A Denver Post business columnist has made a shocking discovery about Craigslist.
“The dirty little secret about the wildly popular site is that one click away from its home page are raunchy and offensive forums inviting blatant racism, rants and sexual kinks”
Oh, the pain. I’m sure this “teh Internets is scary” story has nothing to do with the fact that Craigslist has pretty much decimated the dead tree classified ad business. The writer even trots out Shari Julian, a professional witness and psychologist from the Mid-Cities to bemoan all this free speech on Craigslist’s forums.
When you have a venue for ventilating rage, your belief in that rage is ratified…It increases their belief that their behavior is acceptable. Their behavior is applauded, seconded. In that case, it’s scary. It does seem to roll and escalate.
Ah, for the good old days when speech could be controlled, people knew their place, and newspapers could overcharge for classified ads.