Civility on the Upswing?

Since I’ve posted often about the poor quality of Internet discourse readers might welcome a different point of view. Civility comes to Net by Don Aucoin, in the February 21 Boston Globe, says “[t]here is a quiet but growing movement to forge a truce in . . . [the] ‘arms race of name-calling’ on the Web.”  He cites development on social-networking sites like Facebook of “an informal code of conduct” in which trolls “are either ignored or told to get lost.”  A possible cause of this budding civility could be awareness that what one says online can affect employment, college, and graduate school admission prospects.  I have not noticed this trend, but I could be looking in the wrong places.