On blogs

Blog netiquette is receiving a lot of attention after the threats US blogger Kathy Sierra received on her blog site, Creating passionate users. One would hope that “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” would be a simple and timeless reminder (irrespective of any religious orientation or not) of how to relate to people, on blogs or via any other communication channel.


One response to “On blogs

  1. Rosanna Tarsiero

    Ah, Brad, the problem behind it is that people think *precisely* in these terms…. they do others what they would like to be done to them *forgetting* how others are, in fact, “others”. That is, different! I think the “do unto others…” created more problems than it solved… to extroverts, it means “do unto others what you would like to be done to you” (aka speak, speak, speak) then introverts get mad (because they too think “do unto others…” which to them means “think twice before contacting somebody else”). Most lacks of understanding stem straight from that “do unto others…” (even when well meant).

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