The down side of the Internet

I used my Monday print column to focus on one of the uglier aspects of the technology that pushes information at us 24/7 365 days a year.

That's not all it flings at us.

Unfortunately, it also hurls any and all matter of racial invective, gossip, rumor, libelous claims and mean-spirited commentary. And it allows much of it to be done from behind the convenient cloak of anonymity.

I don't have that luxury. My name is right beside everything I do - either online or in print.

The Internet can be a very mean place.

Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg is hoping to make it a little less so. I wish him luck. He's going to need it.