One woman is using Instagram to document a decade of online harassment

Mia-m

Feed-twFeed-fb

Mia Matsumiya knows all too well the perils of being a woman with a steady following on the Internet — while having a social media presence is a way to connect with people over shared interests, it also allows for online harassment

Unfortunately, Matsumiya has been on the receiving end of outrageously creepy sexual messages for the past decade, and now she’s fighting back with a new Instagram account exposing all the messages she’s saved over the years

Matsumiya, a professional violinist, first gained an online following after she started a blog documenting her band performances in 2003, and since then has amassed thousands of sexist and racist messages from anonymous online predators on MySpace, Facebook and OkCupid, among others Read more…

More about Social Media, Instagram, Watercooler, Conversations, and Online Harassment

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s