Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Always Have Class

Guy Kawasaki has a great book review on his blog (his blog is a "must read") highlighting a book that looks very interesting: "What Would Jackie Do?--An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living". The book is a how to guide to behaving with "grace and class" in all situations... using real life examples from the life of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis.

Some people have never been taught the importance of behaving properly. This is especially evident in the new world of anonymity that is provided in cyberspace and the blogosphere. I am amazed at the mean-spirited comments that are often posted on blogs when someone disagrees with the author. Usually these commenters do not post their names, but rather shout horrible words and threats while hiding behind their computer.

In a real life social interactions most people do not randomly insult strangers (think about going to a corporate networking event, not many people are called "jackass" during cocktails!!!). However, online many feel the freedom to attack others. Online communities will can never achieve their hopes and dreams of being relevant "networks" unless those who participate in them are held to the same socially accepted standards of the real world.

Thanks, Guy, for a great post. I look forward to reading this book.

Have A Great Day.

Thom Singer

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