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Web Rage.

Road rage is so 2005. Web rage is finally here (well, in Britain anyhow):

An internet user has been found guilty of what police said was Britain's first "web-rage" attack.

Paul Gibbons, 47, tracked down John Jones using details obtained online after the pair exchanged insults in an internet chatroom, a court heard.

He travelled 70 miles to Mr Jones' home in Clacton, Essex, and beat him up with a pickaxe handle in December 2005.


There's nothing new about webrage; it's been here for a long time!! I received lots of online threats of violence AND online death threats over my civil rights work in 2000-2001. It seems so much easier, I think, to behave this way in what SEEMS to be an anonymous environment. It was inevitable that at some point some lunatic would carry this over into real life.
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