Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Real Loser

Hamlet Au writes today in New World Notes about virtual world racism as discussed at this year's SXSW, and someone goes on in the comments about how such things are mostly fake, arising from him (or her) and people like him (or her) who get their pathetic jollies by saying whatever it takes to get a rise out of people.

In a perverse way. I appreciate that, and I hope that warning about such people is made a part of the information given to newcomers to Second Life. Also, I'd like to see his (or her) ilk become known as the real losers of virtual worlds... not the stereotypical guy in the basement, but those unable to think of any other form of diversion than being a jerk.

1 comment:

Kaseido said...

Hear, hear. My undergrads this semester find it pervasive and appalling, and attribute a lot of it to early-teen boys who're reveling in their power - of saying forbidden words and of pissing off adults without fear of retribution.

Of course, some of them never grow out of it.