Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Being Civil Online

I don't often quote others on my blog, but this post from David Pogue is one worth sharing.  A good point for us all to keep in mind as we email and post online.

Here's the intro...

When’s the last time a total stranger walked up to you at a party and just started berating you?
“You should be ashamed of yourself. You should be fired for being such a spineless shill. Maybe they’ll replace you with someone who has a clue.”
I’m guessing that no stranger has ever spoken to you like that. Nobody except the tragically unstable would open a conversation with you, in person, with that kind of intensity.
But online, this happens all the time. 
I'd strongly encourage everyone to read the full blog post, here and to think about this as we interact online.