Payback for the internet's creepy cowboys
''In the past five years,'' says Gibson, ''I'd estimate that the number of anonymous hate blogs on the web has increased at least 100-fold. Really, I can't believe it with some of these cases. These people go home to their wife and kids, have dinner, then saddle up at the computer and launch these bullshit missiles. Just load up the torpedoes and go 'bang'.
''It's really scary. I think the social media has intensified the level of revile and abuse of public figures. Anyone with a public profile. You have this dark world with what I call 'online miscreants'.''