Maybe so, maybe no, but at least someone is tracking the trends. Who? Microsoft. Alyssa Newcomb:
While social media may feel like a trash heap at times, Microsoft released a new study on Tuesday that claims civility is spreading on the Internet… at least slightly.
Better than nothing.
If the news that the internet is apparently becoming more civil comes as a surprise, U.S. readers may want to hold onto their seats. The civility index in the U.S. fell ten points in the past year to 51
Oh. Non-U.S. That explains it.