Date: 2015-08-22 08:17 pm (UTC)
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Oh lord. Next time I see you remind me to tell you the story of my weekend thus far. :P Why do we internet?

Social interaction online is so different from in person. We pretend like we're the same people online, and like other people are the same, but it doesn't work like that. It seems, at least, like online everyone is both more willing to express honest opinions and less willing to give others the benefit of the doubt about theirs.

I'm not saying anything that hasn't been said a billion times in the last 20 years, of course. But the more online is part of our "real world," the more powerful implications those benefit-of-the-doubt blind spots can have. As Pollyannaish as this is, what if everyone just spent a day bending over backwards to be nice on the internet? This is only tangentially related, but it's what I've been thinking about.

More related, do you have two Twitter accounts (work and social justice)? Might that be less stressful? Or does accessibility straddle both too much to split them?
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