Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Guess I need a netiquette course
I got one of those mass emails this morning, from someone I don't even know. My name is in her address book because we have a friend in common but that's okay, I don't mind getting the occasional joke or cute kid/puppy picture from her. Back to the point, though. As I almost always do, I checked snopes for confirmation of the story shared in the email before replying. Sure enough, it was there, and the info in the email was partially false, so I hit "reply all" and passed along a brief comment along the lines of "this story isn't totally true, please check this link for more details" and didn't think any more of it. A few minutes ago I got a snippy email from someone else on my friend's friend's list - "from now on, please reply to sender, not reply all". Well! I almost hit delete but then thought, nope, not this time. I wrote back to this person I don't know at all and told her that I thought everyone would rather know that it was partially false before they passed it on. Me and my big mouth, huh? I really think if more people checked things out and passed along their findings, we would have less of these emails circulating around for YEARS. Of course, that would negate the need for snopes, and I don't want that.