I've heard variants on this used a lot - "it's the internet, is it worth getting upset about? No, of course not." Sometimes it's even used in a slightly derogatory way itself, kind of a "you're so childish to get so worked up over something someone posted online." I understand the sentiment behind it, but it doesn't really make sense to me. Here on GF, I've seen people develop friendships, and even discuss plans to travel across the country just to meet each other. Why does it make sense to invest money and time in something over the internet, yet not make sense to get upset when someone viciously attacks you personally? The fact is, if it makes sense to develop friendships and spend lots of time and hundreds of dollars over the internet, it makes just as much sense to get upset when someone attacks you. I'm not saying it's a good thing to get upset, but it's completely reasonable to me. Thoughts?