"Letting people remain anonymous while engaging in fundamentally public behavior encourages them to behave badly." That's according to Farhad Manjoo in "Troll, Reveal Thyself" at Slate.com. Really?! Not everyone, certainly. We know about online disinhibition (but see "Net use may be making us nicer: Studies"). And the establishment of social media's social norms is nothing if not a work in … [Read more...] about Assume disinhibition’s forever, about everybody?
Words like "manners" and "etiquette" usually make kids' eyeballs roll. So it's important – as we all move thousands of years of social-norms and manners development into our new media environment together – that we keep our children in the conversation by approaching "Netiquette" logically and our kids the avid social-media users respectfully. Like Buck, who has as much to say about human … [Read more...] about A fresh look at ‘Netiquette’