Social media has become a prominent part of the 24-hour news coverage in modern football, but is it also changing our role in how we support our team?
Dan Morgan hosts and is joined by various voices to get their personal experiences of being a football supporter online and asks – what are we really in this for?
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The one thing I hear over an over again is “The freedom of anonymity allows for people to be themselves.” I disagree with that on one central point. The freedom of the internet allows people to be THE WORST VERSION of themselves.”
Also, keep in mind that at least half the comments on social media are from kids, teens, and trolls.
I consistently get told that I’m brave for making my true identity known when using social media. That’s a bunch of bull. I stand by what I say and write – even when I’m wrong. For example, there is a whole debate I had about 20 years ago on the LFC.com boards where I claimed the club was better without Mascherano.
OK, I was wrong. But the discussion was fantastic, and even though I knew I was losing the debate, I kept it going because we were truly exchanging information.
If someone writes anything to the equivalent of “You suck!” I always ask the person to explain the “suck”. Otherwise, there is no information.
I say this over and over: THEY can’t hurt you. “They” (posters on the internet) are 90% bumper sticker opinions based on something someone heard. Not anything they’ve thought out for themselves.
Keep up the good work Gentlemen and Ladies.
P.S. Check my Linked-In page (https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrislegore/).
Anyone from TAW can invite me.