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Old 01-02-2019, 11:29 AM   #13
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Default Re: White Wolf is out of the game

Originally Posted by ericbsmith View Post
Remember that we are in a whole different era now than we were 20 years ago. 20 years ago you might fire off a letter to the editor. Some people were online, but the online communities were far more fragmented and disconnected from the mainstream. Today the social networks are so large and interconnected that controversy spreads like wildfire. We also seem to be in an era where some people act as if their job is to be professionally offended; in fact, some of them are bloggers, vloggers, youtubers, etc that actually do thrive off of stirring these controversies. I do wonder how well the White Wolf of the 90's would navigate the social media of the 2010's.
Social media has given us the ingredients for a powdered lynch mob. Just add water, and you have a gang of crazies ruining it for the rest of us. Given the technology now available, I'm surprised that Bothered About Dungeons and Dragons and the PMRC haven't reconstituted.
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