Social media should create a ‘vent’ button.
The vent button would be where you share/ post/ tumble/ tweet something that hangs around for a little while – but then auto-dissipates.
And social media etiquette should impose less harsh fingerwags on said vents (though not fully absolve people).
Sure, we can talk about a need for more emotional intelligence and impulse control as a society.
But I do think – if new communications technology is going to alter human behavior (which it is doing already) by pushing our personal, professional and social worlds closer – then we should at least be open to adjusting a few of our own social codes of communication.
Contrasted with the ever-growing bubbles of groupthink and self-censorship; it’d at least admit it’s still ok to be human.