18
May
2011

Free Speech and the Ugly World of Online Commenting

7×7 Magazine published a fantastic article discussing the ickiness of online community commenting and anonymity in this month’s print magazine. The article is solid, covering the still not-quite-baked realm of online engagement, conversation and identity. I liked the way they handled the common claim of “free speech” by those who want to say naughty things […]

05
May
2011

It is a cliche that online communities are the Wild West of the Internet, where gunslingers go to practice their aim, pick fights with real or imagined enemies, and generally swing their big guns in an obvious way. Jon Carroll on Help Vampires in the SF Gate today