Being Kind Online

Being Kind Online: A Much Needed Change

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Ellen Degeneres ends every episode of her daytime talk show, The Ellen Degeneres Show, by saying, “Be kind to one another.” A simple message. One that most seem to be able to embrace and practice in the world real world. It's not too hard.

But online is a different story. Interactions aren't face-to-face, and we're given the ability to be anonymous. We're not held responsible for what we say, and because of that we are massively messing up. Some post horrible things on the comment threads of Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc. And for some reason it hasn't...