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  • Viola posted an update 3 weeks, 3 days ago

    These “net-etiquette” rules are amazing… at the bottom of each page, click next for the next rule! http://www.albion.com/netiquette/rule1.html

    • It’s amazing how different people (myself included!) act when we’re not face-to-face with someone else. I see a correlation between how people respond to others on the internet and in traffic. People are so mean on the road- I’ve had people throw stuff at me, yell obscenities, and try to run me off the road. People do the equivalent online, but I don’t find people to be so rude, violent, or obscene when in person. There’s something about being in the same room as someone else, sharing space, and looking into their eyes that makes us treat others differently and more humanely. I think our primitive brains have not quite caught up to the technology of the last few hundred years.

      • @viola @srhcrawford I used to teach Netiquette in internet classes in the 90s. Seems like we still need it.

      • @srhcrawford Totally agree…I confess this was one reason why I made myself get off Facebook…I’ve felt better ever since focusing more on my real-life relationships than my virtual ones…actually, it has enhanced my life in every area, including working in libraries, where face-to-face interactions are allowing me to network and learn new skills in a very satisfying way, surprisingly so. One of my jobs I have now came about as a direct result of meeting someone in person and talking about libraries. 🙂