One-Click Lynch Mob

More popular you are as a blogger, more wary you should be of your power to destroy because your readership is, in essence, a potential lynchmob, ready to be loosed on the target of your choice with a single mouse click. If you are an A-List blogger, be very wary.

If you can't trust yourself not to abuse your powers, then try to cultivate a balanced readership. This is hard to do if you spend a lot of time shouting your readers down, call them names, and telling them to leave if they disagree with you. Keeping doing that and you will end up only with readers whose opinions align with yours.

I tend to focus often on the downsides of the socio-technological advances to do my part in adding to the balance. Evolution tends to leave a lot of dead bodies behind, you see.

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