Web Rage

I have been forwarded (thanks Dan + Alison) about the first "Web rage" case

A man who travelled 70 miles to attack an internet chat room rival with a pickaxe handle has become the first person in Britain to be found guilty of a "web rage" attack.

Paul Gibbons, 47, turned up at the home of John Jones, 43, after they exchanged insults in a Yahoo! chat room usually reserved for discussing Islam.

Gibbons, of South London, traced Mr Jones to his home in Essex after accusing him of spreading rumours to other members of the "Yahoo! Islam 10" forum. With a machete-wielding accomplice by his side, Gibbons attacked Mr Jones with the pickaxe handle. He fled after Mr Jones' partner emerged from the bathroom and called for help.
Here and here

Woah. Disturbingly I can sympathise ... I have felt like physically beating particular commenters, I admit. Though, personally, I draw the line at a f*** you to hell.

7 Responses to “Web Rage”

  1. # Anonymous Anonymous

    I remember that sketch...it was hilarious. You don't get that now because all the people on the estate are the same colour.  

  2. # Blogger J

    jonz, any chance u gonna be in c. london tomorrow?  

  3. # Blogger jonz

    yeah could be, whats going down?  

  4. # Blogger J

    al quds rally at the us embassy, like the one i filmed last yr. tamimi and galloway are gonna be there this time ;)

    i gotta get a cam off my mate tonight. if ure in the area we can meet up b4 and go get plastered after.

    they meet at 11/12, and if it's like last time they won't get there till about 1.

    so if u wanna meet up, let me know. i'll probably get there earlyish to get a good spot. u can borrow my camera phone and help take some snaps too if u want.

    let me know either way m8, if u do, we'll chat by e-mail later and i'll fill u in on the details  

  5. # Anonymous Rik

    Interesting that. There is always bound to be the odd nutcase around who will go to extremes. Very nice.lol  

  6. # Blogger jonz

    Oh Rik links updated to your new blog ;)  

  7. # Anonymous Rik

    cheers jonz!  

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