online kindness

Some of the top social media “rockstars” come across as incredibly nice people. They’ve cultivated a conscious, polished online interaction style that makes other people feel included, welcome, important and appreciated. An “aura of awesomeness” is crowned upon them, in part, because their fans feel good after interacting with them. Here’s how:

10 Simple Ways to Show Kindness Online

Looks like they’re talking about bloggers like Shruthi 8) Other online spaces I’ve seen examples of such kindness of a concerned reply to any comment (I don’t expect its necessary to reply to every single comment, I’m just referring to the listening attitude of the writer): Leonid, Suresh, sulochanosho, and of course David. Also reminds me of Bellur‘s thoughtful comments and responses to posts when he had more time on his hands! There is a long list here and this is just a few that come to mind at the moment.

4 Responses to “online kindness”

  1. sulochanosho Says:

    10 Simple Ways to Show Kindness Online:
    I did go there and visited the site linked in this post. really simple but amazing points are there that we need to learn to be graceful with our fellow online beings. some times we do tend to be harsh and gross with somebody. All of us have our quota of weakness and frailities. always there a way to mend and move on. I put the following lines in the comment lines of that good educative site:

    “Great points to ponder over there to be graceful online. Yes, we need to love people unconditionally, whether we agree with them or not. Everybody has a view and voice, and sense. Everybody is unique. We need to respect that, even though somtimes we tend to be aggressive with some one.

    But these qualities are to be flowered on a natural way, rather than cooking forcibly like a robot-repeat..
    Of course, initially we need to practise these a bit, to get into.”

  2. Sanjay M Says:

    good points esp about the natural way, sulochanosho. It would be somewhat superficial to agree with something just for the sake of trying to be polite! Sometimes its better to be straightforward than merely polite 😉 Maybe even the kindest people may appear to be rude or straightforward sometimes.

    Hmm… at the receiving end, instead of judging anyone’s mere words, its better to give some freedom and scope for other to freely express in whatever way… then we can go beyond words and see what is being conveyed…! 🙂

  3. Srinidhi Says:

    Do I need to install any font to read your kannada writings??? and how do I do that… it looks like gibberish to me…

  4. Sanjay M Says:

    there is no need of any font as it supports unicode. Are you able to read this on other Kannada sites, such as Some of the kannada writing in the earlier posts unfortunately has got corrupted during a wordpress migration, and I’ve restored only some of them so far.

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