A dear friend recently told me about the Buddhist qualities of “skillful speech,” which are practiced at a local Buddhist center she attends. Later, it occurred to me that these would be very helpful guidelines for social media engagement.
According to my friend:
Buddhists can and do spend hours, days, weeks, a lifetime investigating what each of these principles might and might not mean, and what effect the presence or absence of each has upon the efficacy of communication and quality of a relationship, in the present and into the future.
How would Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Quora, and the blogosphere change? Interesting thought.