According to a new UK survey, 52 percent people think about taking revenge on people they hate or angry with while 38 percent confess they have already taken revenge on their enemy.
More than 25 percent of younger people, between the age of 18 and 24, have taken revenge on others because they posted awkward images of them on Facebook.
Professor Frank Webster, head of sociology at City University in London, told Sky News: “While certainly alarming, these findings are by no means surprising.”
“We have long known that there’s a lot of anger bottled up inside people. Exasperated with workmates, frustrated by politicians, infuriated by bankers, envious of shallow celebrities… we all have moments when the blood boils.
“Getting back at those who’ve crossed us and wreaking revenge is so much easier and instantaneous when it involves a Twitter jibe or a Facebook slur.
“We can even do it anonymously, with little fear of consequences. If, as this survey suggests, online technologies are making revenge more acceptable nowadays, then the consequences of an increasingly networked world may be chilling.
“Do we want to live in a society where immediate insult, personal ridicule and hate speech finds ready expression and even approval?” added Webster.