Beware the Beyhive: What Happens When the Good Intentions of a Fanbase Go Bad

April 25, 2016 10:41 PM

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It's also easy to fall victim to a mob mentality when it comes to fandom activity on the Internet. One person sees someone else writing the exact thing they are thinking on Twitter, and they are given instant validation that it's fine for them to follow suit. And so on, and so forth. Suddenly, thousands of people who might have thought twice before tweeting insults at a stranger are doing it without skipping a beat, simply because the rest of the fanbase is partaking. A wave of hate from a fanbase is quick moving and once it starts, it can't be stopped.

We might never know for sure whom Beyoncé was referring to in that song, if she was referring to anyone specific at all. All we know for certain is that while the Beyhive will keep buzzing along, it's important to remember that just because you're a fan army, doesn't mean you always have to go to wa...

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