Take for example how you go about doing your daily errands in public. For one, you don't wear a ski mask. Oh no. That is probably not a good idea lest someone get the wrong impression. Right?
Nor, do you approach a person who you don't know and begin shouting insults at them. For one, it's not good manners and it will most likely escalate to face meets fist. This is obvious and for the most part it never happens in a public place setting.
Yet, if you go on the Internet, the situation can be different. Why don't common courtesies and good manners prevail there? Why is it that people uncharacteristically exhibit bad behavior on the Internet yet may be perfectly likable in person?
I had an interesting exchange with one individual +Fabian Scherschel the other day. Previously, I had a different impression of him. But his behavior was both odd and a good example of how people feel they are not accountable for their actions on the Internet. I'll let you read the thread that ensued and decide for yourself as to whether this person has some growing up to do:
Now, mind you this is an individual who writes for H-Online. He's right. I am not his Mother, but he is accountable, not just in public, but on Google Plus too.
I really am tired of people behaving badly and who simply are doing it with impunity as though they are not accountable for themselves. It's wrong. Take responsibility on the Internet 'the same way' you do in public. Be a good Netizen.