"Young people are getting sick of the irony, rudeness and snark that is so prevalent in their online lives. The return of etiquette is in part a response to the harshness of the interactions they are having in the digital sphere."
April 10th, 13
Jane Pratt, editor at xoJane.com (from “The Emily Posts of the Digital Age” on NYTimes.com)
"Sometimes, lives are wrecked by ‘Business Traveler Mentality.’ This is the belief that ‘the rules of home don’t apply when I’m on business trips.’ People make really horrible decisions on the road they’d never make at home because, ‘What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.’ … We’ll comment on Facebook statuses in ways we’d never do in ‘real life.’ We’ll push buttons and pick fights on comment threads and message boards. We’ll gossip and tear down people as if maybe ‘Love your neighbor’ actually says, ‘Love your neighbor, except if you’re online.’ The greatest way to become a jerk online is to become someone else. Don’t. Avoid the temptation to create an ‘offline you’ and an ‘online you.’"
September 2nd, 11
Jon Acuff on Relevant.com. (via unfamiliarize)