About Me – Andrea Borin
Andrew, nice to meet you!
Maybe you didn’t know that…
Since I have memories I have been fascinated by computers and the web, with particular attention to Social Networks.
I have a degree in Criminal Law and, in my graduation thesis, I have dealt with a very current topic: “Defamation on Web 2.0”.
Is there still the freedom to freely express one’s thoughts on the Internet,as claimed by J.P. Barlow in “A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace”?
To answer this long-standing question I would call into question one of the protagonists of my thesis: a nice guy from Monza, who decided to express all his sorrow for the recent breakup of his love affair under a post with a pic of his ex-girlfriend. Leaving aside the tenor of the comments, which I avoid to report verbatim and I advise you to read in the complete version of the sentence, our anti-hero, with his crusade for lost love, has obtained a sentence to compensate as many as € 15,000 on an equitable basis to the ex-partner, by virtue of the “transient state of disturbance” caused by her unhappy comment.
At this point, the half of you is going to delete the tons of malicious comments left in the past, while the other half already has the phone in hand to contact his trusted assistant and make SickGuy42 pay for calling “Horrible” the curtains in his bathroom.
The first thing to do is written in large letters on the cover of the Galactic Guide for Hitchhikers: “Don’t panic!”.
Advises to Survive in the World of Social Nnetworks
To define a more rational course of action, my advice is to avoid expressing concepts that, face to face, you would never dream of ruling in front of the person concerned. If, in spite of everything, the need for free manifestation of thought has the upper hand, even on the fear of compensation, remember that “Verba volant, scripta manent.” fundamental point is to take care of the language. Just an h more or less will give everyone the idea that you will be soon at the beginning of the aperitif and once the credibility will be lost, there will be very little to do.
In the event that the rationality, the correct use of the language and the reason on your side are not enough, amaze everyone with a stock photo along with your old band (Black Sabbath , Ed.).
The result is guaranteed, because if the world is now full of commentators with little or nothing to say, it is useless to remind you that “The Shock must go on!”