(Jeff Durham/Bay Area News Group)
There are a lot of e-meanies out there in the world of online communications. But kinder, gentler approaches can prevail with very little effort: Don't write anything you wouldn't want your mother to read. The Internet is the realm of spontaneity. But if you're angry, write an angry missive today, wait until tomorrow, and if you're still angry, send it then. Chances are you might at least reframe your comments in a more constructive light. Type it. Then read it. THEN send it!
-- Compiled from various online sites and reader suggestions.