Idiots on the Web

I have just read a yahoo article on the ‘diski’ – the goal celebration dance craze in South Africa.  The article itself was innocuous enough and the little video to show the dance moves was cute.  However, the comments that followed the piece were quite distressing.  Spammers popped up all over the place, followed by racists and bigots who were counter-commented.  There were very few genuine comments about the article itself.  It is a sad world when a piece about a celebratory dance, something depicting joy,  is used as a forum for negative comments to incite hatred. 

I hope the rest of the World Cup progresses with a better sporting spirit.


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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