Facebook: Reuniting Old Flames, and Reigniting Old Infernos

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If you like Facebook because it reunites old friends, look at how it reignites old enemies.

When Kentucky’s archrival Louisville lost in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament, I posted the snarky comment, “Go, Morehead State! Everyone wins when Louisville loses.” “Michael,” an old high school friend with whom I had connected on Facebook but had had almost no interaction, responded with several strongly worded posts defending Louisville. I sparred with him, but I reminded him that I was saying this all in good fun. I thought that was the end of it.

The next day, “Alan” posted an unprintable response to Michael on Continue reading