When did the Internet get so nice? Flame wars give way to love fests

Is this writer for The New York Observer crazy, or is the Internet getting a whole lot nicer? “Suddenly, wide swaths of the Web have become bastions of support and earnest civility, where community-members ‘retweet’ or ‘reblog’ each other’s bon mots , promiscuously proffer thumbs-up, help sell perfect strangers’ books, drive traffic to each other’s blogs and real-world events and even defend one another.” The “cynical voice” online is so 2006, literary…

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