Not too long ago there was this story about a game called Flappy Bird that was free to download for mobile devices. It became extremely popular to the point where the creator was apparently making about $50,000 a day on it. However, a lot of people found the game challenging to the point of frustration. As a result, they would direct hateful comments to the creator. The person then took the game down the app stores and was expressing how this game has affected his life in a bad way as a result of all the negative comments.
$50,000 a day is a lot to walk out from for what was essentially anonymous critics that feel they can harass others behind a computer huh? I know the main advice is to usually just ignore comments like those. Makes sense in many cases. Maybe I am in the minority, but I always find it interesting to use it back in a humorous way if possible kind of like how late shows poke fun at people who send celebrities spiteful Twitter replies.
I was reading today too that the original creator of this game was launching a new version too. Will be kind of interesting what his new outlook in dealing with social media is this time around.