Mar. 21st, 2005 @ 10:37 am
|Date:||March 21st, 2005 09:13 pm (UTC)|| |
Some people are just born without tact, but you must also remember that the key issue with internet communication is that it is
impersonal with a false sense of being personal. Communication and language is all about the process of negotiation. In person, there are reactions that can be gauged, follow-up questions that can be asked, clarifications to be made. When reading a journal, you're totally right, you only get one side of the story, but the impression is falsly left that you have the whole story.
That being said, one should have proper ettiqute and at least enough brain cells to realize that they are not the center of the universe. Yes, a brief look of surprise might be expected if you just read some scathing LJ post only to meet the now happy couple walking hand-in-hand on the street...but I would totally agree that it's a faux pas
to bring up something old when the situation has obviously changed. This generally aplies to any situation, whether it's LJ or some previous in-person conversation.
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