Thursday, December 13, 2012

Facebook 'Compliments' Pages Crop Up to Fight Bullying Online

The Stir, December 10, 2012

"Amid the increasingly prevalent stories about Facebook being used to bully teenagers or apply negative pressure against organizations comes a refreshing new trend: all over the U.S. and Canada, high schools and universities are setting up pages where students can give each other anonymous compliments.
Imagine, if you will, a social media world where instead of attacking each other, students leave each other notes like, 'This is an appreciation post dedicated to your hair. Let us all marvel at its beauty.'
It's being called reverse trolling -- or cyber-graciousness, if you prefer -- and there are nearly 100 pages like the one set up by Queens University, which asks students to 'Spread happiness!' by sending in nice words about each other." Read More

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