I hope we swim up out of this flood… How can we clean up new social media when we can’t clean up the old? #twittersilence

Part of this entry is going to seem ridiculous.  A straight, white, conservative male is about to complain of receiving threatening telephone calls.

‘Boohoo,’ you might say.  ‘Each day, thousands of women receive death threats, rape threats, and all kinds of other harassment over the Internet, over telephones, in person, and everywhere else.’

And you’d have a point.  This article isn’t my entry into the Harassed Olympics.  This is instead an article about the way social media has inherited deep systemic problems from yesterday’s telecommunication.

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