i've been hearing about formspring for a while now until the other night i decided to get my own account. formspring is a free networking site, designed in a very similar format to twitter, where anyone can anonymously ask you a publicly posted question and you simply answer. at first i was like, this could be fun and it's going to become just another bloody distraction. then you start thinking; oh god. what if someone starts posting me things that are going to make me want to kill myself? FUNNY YOU THOUGHT THAT BRITTNEY, for late last night i stumbled across this article. i don't know if you've heard the recent news story about a 17 year old american girl committing suicide due to constant bullying, both at school and online. well a police department in suffolk county n.y. have recently discovered that she had a formspring account. it might've been a huge contributer to her taking her own life.
it is kind of petrifying, isn't it? the beauty of the internet has always been that you can do or say whatever you want because you're hidden behind a computer; this is how hate mail was invented, this is why losers go on message boards for hours just to insult people in the most vulgar way if they make something as small as a typo (i found it funny; sorry i spelled patent leather wrong, bitch) but now that we all have a completely public invitation to ask anyone absolutely anything, and our identities are kept under wraps, it's gonna get ugly. i'm just waiting for someone to ask me something really gnarly. it'll be entertaining. i've already been asked if "THE CARPET MATCHES THE RUG". you idiots.
so here we are! i have a formspring account. ask me anythang.