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ISO civility in online comments

www.washingtonpost.com
The Internet is full of awful people saying awful things to each other. At least, that’s the impression you’d get from reading most comment sections of most Web sites. From site to site and topic to topic, comments are consistently a black eye. Despite years of attempts to massage, curate,...
ISO civility in online comments

Portland, Oregon rejects drinking water fluoridation by wide margin

arstechnica.com
Yesterday, voters in the Portland, Oregon area rejected a public health measure that's been widely adopted elsewhere in the US: water fluoridation. The treatment of drinking water with trace amounts of fluorine has a clear, positive effect in preventing tooth decay, and extensive studies (including some cases where water...
Portland, Oregon rejects drinking water fluoridation by wide margin

After comments

www.buzzmachine.com
Here’s my talk to Jeff Pulver’s 140Conf today on comments and interactivity, in which I argue that comments are an insult because they come only after media think they’re done creating a product, which they then allow the public to react to. I defended comments on news sites for many...
After comments

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Civility In The Face Of Adversity

www.techdirt.com
Encyclopaedia Britannica's recent announcement that it would cease its printing operations was the culmination of the inevitable. Many of its eulogizers seem to be laying the blame at Wikipedia's feet, despite the fact that Microsoft's Encarta software dealt the first blows to printed encyclopedias several years before Wikipedia's development. While...
Encyclopaedia Britannica: Civility In The Face Of Adversity

Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

allthingsd.com
One of the joys of running a Web site is the constant interaction with readers from around the globe. At any time of the day or night, you, our readership, can read what we write and respond with censure, praise and ideas that take our work in new directions....
Nice Alert: Our Annual Request for Civility in Comments

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Civility In The Face Of Adversity

www.techdirt.com
Encyclopaedia Britannica's recent announcement that it would cease its printing operations was the culmination of the inevitable. Many of its eulogizers seem to be laying the blame at Wikipedia's feet, despite the fact that Microsoft's Encarta software dealt the first blows to printed encyclopedias several years before Wikipedia's development. While...
Encyclopaedia Britannica: Civility In The Face Of Adversity

Internet Abounds with Insult Generators That Let You 'Go Negative' With Civility

www.pcworld.com
Peppering the insult landscape with jibes from William Shakespeare is the ticket, and the GOP candidates, themselves, could learn a thing or two from the "Bard of Avon."...
Internet Abounds with Insult Generators That Let You 'Go Negative' With Civility

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

www.nytimes.com
Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Live @ SMX West: How To Enchant Customers With Personas

searchengineland.com
Enchantment, as defined by bestselling business guru Guy Kawasaki, isn’t about manipulating people. It transforms situations and relationships. It converts hostility into civility and civility into affinity. It changes the skeptics and cynics into the believers and the undecided into the... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Live @ SMX West: How To Enchant Customers With Personas

The Branching Of Content

parislemon.com
What interests me most about Branch is that it has the possibility to be the continuation of the evolution of online communication. Blogging -> Tweeting -> Branching (? — too soon). It has elements of both blogging (putting down words online) and tweeting (speed and character limits) while opening up...
The Branching Of Content
'Free speech doesn't mean free stuff': Congress begins copyright reform with a plea for civility

Pew study on US elections finds social media postings 'relentlessly negative'

www.guardian.co.uk
As the marathon campaign season wraps up researchers confirm what many have suspected: civility has taken a vacationIf the political postings you've seen lately on Facebook and Twitter seem particularly outrageous, it's because they are. From the beginning of the political conventions to the eve of the final debate, social...
Pew study on US elections finds social media postings 'relentlessly negative'

Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

www.geekwire.com
The Seattle Times in mid-March will join the growing legions of daily newspapers that charge for unrestricted access to their primary websites, according to a column by Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman in an advance edition of the Sunday newspaper. “The math no longer adds up,” writes Boardman in...
Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

Thousands of Muslims Protest Anti-Muslim Film Outside Google's London H.Q.

betabeat.com
Still from a trailer for Innocence of Muslims Muslims protested at Google headquarters in London on Sunday, expressing outrage over the search giant’s refusal to remove Innocence of Muslims from YouTube. One of the men behind the event, Masoud Alam, told the Telegraph that there will be more protests “at the offices of...
Thousands of Muslims Protest Anti-Muslim Film Outside Google's London H.Q.

Can Cardpool Solve the Unused Gift Card Problem?

gigaom.com
Gift cards, as far as my friend Barry Ritholz is concerned, represent the end of civility, as with them the giver says: I put very little thought into buying this for you. But for me, lack of time — or information about the recipient’s tastes — prompt me to...
Can Cardpool Solve the Unused Gift Card Problem?

A call for civility: http://j.mp/9Ew1du #fb

politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com
A call for civility: http://j.mp/9Ew1du #fb

Toronto Transit Teaches Us About Etiquette

www.insidetransit.com
Tags: ads, advertisements, images, photos, Toronto, transit The National Post newspaper in Toronto, Canada has put together an etiquette group they call the TTCC or the Toronto Transit Civility Commission. The idea is to post etiquette posters all around the Toronto subways to help people remember to: take only the number...
Toronto Transit Teaches Us About Etiquette

People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

www.guardian.co.uk
Lord Justice Leveson is in tune with the 'had enough' public mood – but any redress for online incivility (or worse) will require the long arm of the lawWhen it comes to abuse, it seems we've had enough. Nicola Brookes was determined to find out who had been bullying her...
People want online dog-catchers – but they'll need a legal net

And you thought the US lost civility in government debate; Farange blasts EU Pres. Van Rompuy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFRFA4wlVj8

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And you thought the US lost civility in government debate; Farange blasts EU Pres. Van Rompuy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFRFA4wlVj8

Backed Or Whacked: Ups And Downs In A Yo-Yo World

techcrunch.com
Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Kickstarter has seen its share of campaigns that spin out of control, but it’s a lot more impressive when spin is...
Backed Or Whacked: Ups And Downs In A Yo-Yo World

We're live from SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles!

www.engadget.com
Most of us experience the Los Angeles Convention Center during one of its most chaotic weeks of the year, when tens of thousands of gaming industry manufacturers, video game designers and consumers descend upon downtown LA for the annual E3 expo, booth-babe radar tweaked to 11. There's a hint...
We're live from SIGGRAPH 2012 in Los Angeles!

Have we lost 41 percent of our musicians? Depends on how you (the RIAA) count

arstechnica.com
He appeared before the Personal Democracy conference in New York City on June 12 of this year. Such was the tension in the audience as Cary Sherman approached the stage that the moderator offered some cautionary words. "The world changed this winter with the fight over SOPA and PIPA, and...
Have we lost 41 percent of our musicians? Depends on how you (the RIAA) count
Social: YouTube Fights Horrible Commenters by Naming Names
Why cops, cameras and the cloud aren’t a panacea for anything

Online Insult Generators Let You 'Go Negative' With Civility

www.pcworld.com
Peppering the insult landscape with jibes from William Shakespeare is the ticket, and the GOP candidates, themselves, could learn a thing or two from the "Bard of Avon."...
Online Insult Generators Let You 'Go Negative' With Civility
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