---- Google Sidewiki Comment Capability For Toolbar Users
MatthewHSE - 9:26 pm on Sep 23, 2009 (gmt 0)
you give people a voice and they'll quickly prove they don't deserve it.
A soapbox for everyone!
It used to take some initiative to have a voice or a soapbox. But as more and more "free speech" can be had without any real effort, the quality across virtually the entire spectrum is going down. No longer do you need to work, study, or "pay your dues" in order to be heard - the result is a staggering amount of rude, crude, ill-informed and irresponsible drivel all across the Internet, which sadly is beginning to seep more and more into offline communication too.
Not that I necessarily have an answer to improve the situation...
(Or that I may not have even participated in it on occasion...)