December 14, 2006

Civility on the WWW

An excellent column by David Pogue of the NYT on civility on the web, or rather the lack of civility.

The real shame, though, is that the kneejerk “everyone else is an idiot” tenor is poisoning the potential the Internet once had. People used to dream of a global village, where maybe we can work out our differences, where direct communication might make us realize that we have a lot in common after all, no matter where we live or what our beliefs.

Comments to this blog have, at times, taken this tone. In fact my overly emotional reaction to one such post led directly to my decision to stop posting for a while.

Enjoy the piece. Comment constructively and respectfully please.

Happy Holidays

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