Zen and SRSLY have published a book on non-toxic communication on the Web. The work is based on research on the manifestations of toxicity in Runet. According to the platform, 92% of users have found it in posts and comments.
Non-Toxic Online Communication is a guide on how to recognize irrational behavior online and understand why people can hurt others with their words. The book features reflections on where toxicity comes from, how flaming is different from hating, how to talk to toxic people, and how to isolate yourself from them.
Almost every Internet user has encountered toxic commenters and authors; only 8% have never met them. According to Zen’s own research, most of the time, toxicity refers to personal attacks and insults, obscene language, and the manifestation of hatred towards a person or group of people. Almost half of those surveyed consider toxic and obscene statements.
The illustrations in the book were created by the popular authors of “Zen” Gudim, “precolor!” and blablacomics. “Non-toxic communication on the web” is available for free download at zenabout.ru. You can also read the book online at srsly.ru/dzen.
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