Do You Really Know Who These People Are? Source: http://buzzcanuck.typepad.com
But Dan, Aren't You a Big Hypocrite? Photo by @casiestewart
But, Like Praise Does, Criticism Should Come From Within Let me have my cake and eat it too, okay?
So What Should We Do? (because there's no value in just complaining...)
Remember, We're a Community, Not a Crowd or a Mob Contribute and DO things, don't just talk about them.
Integrate “Outsiders” and Their Feedback into What We Do, And Connect Old School Because Oprah just brought in 1.5 million Twitter users, even if she doesn't know how to use Caps Lock
Take the Lead and Challenge Each Other Criticism helps us learn and grow, and criticism isn't just someone saying “your idea sucks.” (Unless it actually does.)
Well, There Is One OTHER Option... We just take over things, a la Doctorow's Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (H/T @etothez for the link on the weekend)
A Quote to Leave You On... “ Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.” - Albert Einstein