I loves me some internets and wouldn't trade its existence for all the money trees in the world. It's got some interesting pros and cons but the great thing about the webbie is that you can almost always avoid the cons. But what about when one of the pros IS one of the cons?
One great pro of the internet is that it gives everyone a voice... but then one huge con of the internet is that it gives EVERYONE a voice. Whether you've got a truly informative agenda or you're just trying peddle some of that "useless information" Oscar Wilde missed so much (sgwordy takes a bow), you can say whatever you want, however you want, about anyone or anything you want. And, well, freedom, it's a mighty tempting thing.
The relative anonymity of the internet allows many voices to behave in ways they probably wouldn't face-to-face. It's said often and by lots smart people you shouldn't post anything on the internet that you wouldn't put your name to. Since I like to get wordy about books, movies, policies, and whatever else flits across my brain this is advice I should and, I think, do take. It's not like everything I say is positive (or even well thought out on some days) but I don't think I take easy pot shots either. Admittedly, I probably wouldn't say fuck and jizzwad quite so much if I was actually conversing with the sources of some of my topics, but I take responsibility for everything I've said and will say in the future; be it good or bad it's sincerely meant. As in, what I say is an honest reflection of what I think and I'm happy to put my name on that.
So I'll be one more person to say it. No matter what medium you choose to use for self-expression you should always be honest. But, honestly, if you can't say it in your real life than you might want to think twice about saying it in your digital life.