Have you ever posted something on a forum only to receive an unhelpful response? What about a nasty blog comment or a rude Facebook post? Unfortunately, you’re not alone. In fact, this phenomenon has recently been dubbed the “Online disinhibition effect”. Wikipedia defines it as a “complete abandonment of social restrictions and inhibitions on the Internet that would otherwise be present in normal face-to-face interaction.” Simply put, some online users hide behind a false persona, or a mask of anonymity to spread discontent and vitriol.
While it's difficult to get a handle on why some feel the need to act out in this manner, there is one commonality. They would rather be talking about your photos than taking their own. To these self proclaimed experts, this sticky note is for you.