FE is a form of social media. You aren't calling us, or meeting us in person. Youre putting your opinions and communicating with people via an internet medium. That's social media.
^ That is quite a stretch. If you are going to call forums, and prior to that BBS, "Social Media", than you need to redefine the concept. Most of us know very little about one another. Christ just giving out a first name is a rarity on a forum. Random people fucking around for various different reasons. Facebook and Twitter attach identity and purpose. It becomes as real a form of communication as a face to face conversation, a phone call or a text message. Social media, as we know it now, is a fairly new concept and as such creates a litany of gray areas and quite a bit of murky water to navigate.
As for Jimmy I don't give a fuck. I hate the guy. I can see valid points on both sides of the discussion, although I think they are all ultimately irrelevant. Again, if I had any legitimate interest in Tool my only real question would be when is the new album out. The rest of it is high school gossip bullshit. Who gives a shit if Maynard's wife is pregnant? Who cares what is on Marynard's phone prior to a soundcheck? All that being said, Maynard has no one to blame but himself. If you CHOOSE to put ANYTHING out for public consumption you better assume that someone, somewhere, is going to have something negative to say about it for any number of different reasons. This isn't about me hating Tool or you being a Maynard fan. It is basic common sense.