QCQ for “10 Tips for writing the living web”

Quotation (with page number or parag number or time stamp if video/audio)

Write honestly. Don’t hide, and don’t stop short. 

Paragraph 6 1.)Write for a reason

Comment (250-500 words)

I chose to use this quote because I find this a very important quality about any writing. Honesty is one of the virtues that make a person stand out. It is a prerequisite to transparency and accountability. A dishonest person can easily take advantage of a friend or a group of people for personal gain. Honesty is a thing that I personally think is a less common thing nowadays because people are constantly trying to one up one another and trying to be right. People try too hard to hold themselves to an unachievable standard because of what they see online so the words that come out of a person’s mouth are just words until they prove what they said is true. Another part of this quote that I find important is  “don’t hide”. This is an important quality when writing online especially because a lot of people will leave out certain information to try and sway their audience a certain way on a specific topic that not everyone agrees on. Lastly, “don’t stop short”. I believe this is also an important quality when writing online because you shouldn’t shorten what you have to say or leave out any parts on something that you would like to share. Embrace what you have on your mind and share it with others because there’s probably more people that can relate to you than you think. 

Question: Why do you think people or groups spread misinformation online?