June 14, 2010 10:16
I happen to agree with Emily Post, who stated that, "Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others."
Without manners there can be no etiquette, for what is etiquette if not the codification of the entire universe of manners?
The endeavor's bottom line is directly affected by the emotional feelings the site visitors experience during their interaction with the website. If those who are developing the project do not aggressively research and plan around that simple fact, they are doomed to fail.
It goes against everything being taught in modern urban American society, today, but it is critical that the evolution of the Internet regain its appreciation of humanity, and pull back from its current dark emotional spiral. With cynicism ramping up and distrust of nearly every mechanism of public governance at all-time highs, it is more important than ever to reach out to the people who choose to spend time with you.
Buck the trend! Make some friends!