I’ve been liking Facebook quite a bit, and really like many of the apps that have been released for this social network. A couple of days ago, I installed the Honesty Box application. It allows people in your network to leave you anonymous comments. I was kind of nervous setting it up, and wasn’t sure what to expect.
Then, this comment came in:
“Yes the honesty box is dangerous! It gives cowardly people the chance to say hurtful things that they wouldn’t normally say to your face, and then it breeds mistrust among “friends”. You’d like to think that people wouldn’t be mean, but with anonymity, one’s morals, kindness, etc. tend to go out the window. You are very brave for getting an honesty box; I hope no mean/ hurtful words come your way. Then again, when someone says nice things, it is a shame they need an honesty box to do it, and they can’t just tell you to your face :-)”
This makes me think. Is a service like this more likely to get you negative comments that it would positive? Is this just a complaints box? I’m really interested to find out.