This story is being awarded the Weird Wednesday Award because of the total absurdity of the whole thing. Maybe you see it another way, but read on to find out.
Oh, no you didn’t!
Have you ever had your feelings hurt by comments that people made on your Facebook or other social media page? Social Times posted a link on Twitter to a story about a young lady who is planning to sue someone over anonymous comments made on a Youtube video that she posted. There were also a few clips of a low-budget movie that she appeared in that were posted anonymously and commented on, too. (No actor likes a bad review!)
The problem is they are anonymous
The problem with this whole story is that the comments in question are anonymous. This Columbia Graduate is trying to get a New York court to force Youtube or Google to disclose private account information so that she can sue whoever caused her ‘this personal humiliation,” and “distress and mental anguish.”
Sticks and stones and Snark
It is not known what the remarks were that she is most offended by, because the video in question is now made private. It is true that most of us do not want our reputation besmirched, but this may be going too far.
These type comments are called “Snark.” “Snark” is a hip new techno word for “snide remarks.” Is Snark really worthy of all of this fuss? Maybe just a simple comment delete function on our sites is enough?
Is Google taking over the world?
It is assumed that the inclusion of Google in her lawsuit is because many people use Google as a login on Youtube. Hopefully, it is not because the conspiracy theorists are correct, and Google is taking over the world?
Don’t put it on there, duh!
The moral of the story may be that you shouldn’t put something on the Internet in any forum if you do not want to take the risk of receiving some bad reviews. Youtube is set up in a way that no account is required to comment on a video, and that may be somewhat unfortunate. However, you know that this can happen when you post a public video.
And as far as the low-budget movie she appeared in…it doesn’t take a Columbia degree to figure out that people would see it?
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