I found flaming to be a very interesting part of this chapter. The book listed over ten different definitions that were all interesting and all had the same underlying meaning of vulgarity and unpleasantness on the computer. My favorite definition is "rudeness, profanity, exultation, and other emotional outbursts by people when they carry on discussions via computer." People now use the internet all the time. Flaming is something that happens all the time on the internet. We can see it on social networking sites or on the videos people post on YouTube.
The above video is satirical but it gets the point across of what people do on the internet that is wrong, specifically in this case Facebook. People can use blogging, twitter, facebook, myspace and other forms of new media to influence people with their flaming. People do not have to participate in flaming to be affected. I had never thought about this until I had read this section. When you write something on the internet it will never go away. And writing hateful messages on the internet and on social networking sites like Facebook is terrible. The first Amendment is used here but when you are applying for a job or trying to meet knew people and the first thing they see is hateful messages about people they know or ex-boyfriends/girlfriends they will be turned away. Having something written down that is impolite and hurtful can be detrimental especially with the internet because nothing is truly erased, deleted, or gone.