Don’t Read The Comments

This is true for virtually all articles posted on the Internet. Pretty much all Facebook posts. And Twitter? Well, Twitter... 

Today in modern society everybody has an opinion about everything. Seem like by default. Whether they should or not. And while criticism is good to receive, comments on the Internet are not. Comments are a different thing. Mostly I consider them disqualified communication because they’re lazy. Snarky, dickish, mean, sarcastic, etc. But mostly, they don’t count because they are lazy. 

I used to be in the camp of all dialogue is good dialogue. Comments makes the original post better. The Internet is the great unifier for all types of discourse. I don’t think that anymore. Sometimes there are shining exceptions. But today, a Don’t Read The Comments mantra is the best way to carry oneself online.