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At what point does discourse become punishment?
What happened next, though, was just as predictable: Other commenters had a field day replying to those replies (“I wake up every day fully engulfed in flames and being eaten alive by wolves. The fact that your tweet doesn’t represent my experience is a personal affront,” wrote NBC’s Ben Collins, sarcastically), and then a bunch of journalists wrote articles about how wild it was that Twitter users were piling on an innocent woman just for the small sin of humblebragging about her nice mornings. Daisey had briefly become Twitter’s main character, but it was the angry people who became the story... More here.
Think about the conversations you have in real life, with a person on the phone or even better face to face. They are all different. Online discussions with virtual strangers do tend to be more angry and incredibly repetitive day after day.