By Mail on Sunday Reporter. As people across the world grieved for Prince Philip yesterday, social media trolls — including a one-time Guardian journalist — instead took the opportunity to spread vile messages of spite. In response to the official Palace announcement that the Duke had 'passed away peacefully', writer Karen Geier, who proudly boasts of her work for the Left-wing newspaper on her Twitter biography, sneered: 'Deeply saddened to hear it was peaceful. He deserved so much more pain.
Internet dating: 10 things I’ve learned from looking for love online
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T hese are trying times for Odessa. After the annexation of Crimea, pro-Russian forces are stirring tension in this Black Sea port, and there are weekly standoffs between demonstrators who want to be part of Ukraine and those who want closer ties to Russia. But for all the political and economic chaos that has engulfed Ukraine in the past three months, one industry is still thriving: the internet romance trade. The economies of several Ukrainian cities are boosted by the surreal and disingenuous online bride business, and Odessa is the biggest hub. It does not take long for a visitor to the city to stumble upon an "international date" — there are legions of western men in town meeting with young women they have met online, usually with the conversation facilitated by a translator.
I remember the day after, when my flatmate asked me how it went. I beamed at her over my cup of tea. I met that man about 10 years ago. Millions of other people.