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Flaming - Deliberately acting in a rude, angry, or hostile manner towards someone in the form of a message, usually taking place on an Internet discussion board. Additionally, those who do this on purpose, as opposed to the result of emotional discussions, are known as flamers.

When your identity is anonymous it becomes easier to act rudely, angrily, and aggressively, more so than you would in a face-to-face interaction or environment. Cyberspace easily allows such anonymity (Gurak 43).

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