Every day at CiviliNation we see examples of outrageous, ugly and hateful statements online. This week we’re introducing a new series of posts to the CiviliNation blog that will showcase direct examples: Real Quotes.
Most of these things, we imagine (and hope), people would never consider saying to their targets face-to-face. There is the understanding that it would be completely unacceptable. And yet, on the Internet, for many people these restraints seem to fall by the wayside. It’s mind-boggling how the online environment negatively effects so many individuals. We must not condone egregious behavior online that we reject in person.
The process we used was simple: We found real online examples and posted them in someecards.com’s “Create Your Own Card” generator. The reason we didn’t cut-and-paste screenshots of the original statements and where they originated from is because we don’t want to point fingers at the sources themselves, but want to focus on the actual statements and have readers feel their full impact.
Here is our first Real Quotes: