We’ve all seen how nasty the Internet can be. Scroll Facebook, Twitter or any number of blogs on a given day and you’ll see people going out of their way to rip each other apart in the most cowardly way possible — hidden in the shadows.
Many of us have stories about being attacked online. Usually, it’s because we offered an opinion people disagreed with. But Amanda Nickerson has been living with something a lot more malignant: an online stalker who has created fake sites and accounts in her name and systematically tried to destroy her reputation. It has turned her life upside down and sideways, and it could happen to any of us.
I don’t know Amanda very well. We communicate a bit on Facebook and I count her husband Chris among my friends. But I’ve been inspired by her courage as she blogs about her experiences.
The blog, “My Life Exposed,” is must reading. I urge you to follow her story and learn from it.