Join us at TNW Conference 2022 for insights into the future of tech →

The heart of tech

This article was published on August 6, 2015

    Hey, internet commentators! Get yourself a ‘Don’t be a dick’ badge and live by it

    Hey, internet commentators! Get yourself a ‘Don’t be a dick’ badge and live by it
    Mic Wright
    Story by

    Mic Wright

    Reporter, TNW

    Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy. Mic Wright is a journalist specialising in technology, music and popular culture. He lives in Dublin. He is on Twitter at @brokenbottleboy.

    Some online comments can actually be useful – it’s the truth that moaning writers don’t tend to mention – but they’re usually swamped by the sheer volume of terrible, no good, awful aggression, snark and spite.

    If you’re someone who tends to let your id go wild below the line or are just a prat in real life too (I’m sure you’re not), get one of these badges and change your ways.

    Not a dick? Get a badge to proclaim it
    Not a dick? Get a badge to proclaim it

    London-based designer Veronica Dearly has created the ‘Don’t be a dick’ club with the express purpose of persuading people to… you know… be less dickish. How do you join? It’s simple. She explains: “Just buy a badge and take the pledge to not be a dick.”

    I think we can all manage that. Especially as the badges only cost $8 (£5). Oh, by the way, I’m definitely getting one. I’m such a dick.

    Don’t Be A Dick Club [by Veronica Dearly]

    Read next: If a journalist doesn’t distrust brands, you shouldn’t trust them

    Image credits: Veronica Dearly