Thursday, May 07, 2009
BitchBuzz: When (Obsessive) Online Tribes Go Bad
My latest piece for BitchBuzz manages to fit in a little information about the Middle Ages (correctives to common misconceptions) as well as some well-earned hand-wringing about the easy tendency toward flame wars on-line. It's irritating to realise that so many of these virtual brawls could be avoided by the use of good reading skills -- and better writing skills. Willingness to take offense, intended or not, seems to be at an all-time high lately. Give the benefit of the doubt.