Jeff Atwood makes a compelling argument that the ideology and values behind private social networks (e.g., Facebook) conflict with the core values of the Internet, and that they’re doomed to fail.
Jeff Atwood wrote a fascinating article on different methods to use to discourage trolling on social websites, including some discussion of their ethical merits. I wasn’t aware of slowbanning and hellbanning before, but I think they’re very clever ideas.
Here’s a great quote from Jeff Atwood’s post on why he decided to step back from Stack Exchange:
I finally realized that success at the cost of my children is not success. It is failure.