If the internet is full of one thing, it’s full of people who spout their opinions. In fact, this can make the internet quite an ugly place sometimes. People use the anonymity of the internet to throw a barrage of negative criticism all across the web. So a site like Nice Critic is an interesting proposition in this hyper-critical environment. Nice Critic is a service that users can employ to send anonymous nudges of criticism to other people. An example of a Nice Critic note is, “Washing your hands after using the restroom is a wonderful way to not spread germs.” There isn’t a great way to convey this message without irking a person to some degree, so Nice Critic aims to let people down easy.
Here’s how it works: you choose a category, such as personal hygiene or office behavior, choose a pre-written thought in that category, and send the message to the person’s email. Given that it’s a generic message, this could soften the blow than if you provide details about a person’s faults. It’s doubtful that a message sent from Nice Critic will be regarded as particularly “nice” but it may get your point across without the awkwardness of direct communication.
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