Here’s an eloquent piece by Umair Haque about how we’ve used the internet to dehumanize each other. Based on discussions here, it struck a chord with me.
It is my experience that, if I don’t see or know someone, even with the best intentions, it’s easy to misjudge how online communications will be received. If I take the time to consider what someone I only “know” online might be thinking/feeling, sometimes it seems as though the moment for response has passed. Sometimes that’s good. I know it’s prevented me from sending/posting something that, outside the heat of the moment, just isn’t necessary or helpful.
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