If you don’t have something nice to say….

I remember the first time I noticed myself becoming mean when I left an anonymous comment on a blog. What is it about that situation that seems to bring out the worst in people so often?…Blogs often lead to such divisiveness that people end up caring more about clan membership than truth after a while.

                                -Jaron Lanier

Read more on why blog comments so often reflect a mean streak, from 37 Signals. Previously from WNM: Virtual lies are easily told and Digital Maoism: The Hazards of the New Online Collectivism

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One response to “If you don’t have something nice to say….

  1. Pingback: Why we’re hesitant to damage someone’s online rep… « What’s New Media?

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