If there is one thing the internet is teaching us, I think it's that humans are, well, human.
And that means that we have emotions, the full gamut: delighted, ecstatic, happy, okay, not okay, sad, despondent, furious, etc.
It also means that every one of us makes mistakes somewhere, somehow.
I know there's a lot of talk about digital dirt. But I'm also starting to see more awareness that people are not a single impression.
Getting to know anybody takes time, conversation, more than just one blog post, or tweet, or meeting.
Everybody has good days and bad days. Sometimes weeks, or months. Who we are is not in isolated instances, but in the pattern that shifts with time.