Kategoriarkiv: Communication

14 rules for online discourse

These, from The Discourse, are 14 rules for discussions and interactions online. Highlights: 3. Sometimes people have differing opinions because they considered something you didn’t. 5. There’s always more to the story. You probably don’t know the full context of … Læs resten

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Jeg forstår ikke det med Forældreintra

For det første, hvis man får stress af at få mange beskeder skal man nok arbejde med sit eget informations-filter. For det andet, hvis ikke beskederne bliver sendt på Forældreintra, vil de så ikke blive sendt ad andre kanaler? For … Læs resten

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Principles of journalism

American Press Institute has extracted the essential principles and practices of journalism from Kovach & Rosenstiel’s “The Elements of Journalism” and I think both journalists and the rest of us can benefit from being reminded of them: Journalism’s first obligation … Læs resten

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I understand now

I have spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical left. Since 2015 I have also spent far too long trying to understand the reasoning of the radical right, the “alt-right”. Both could just be dismissed … Læs resten

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What Facebook did right

I am no fan of Facebook but I have to respect professional contrarian Dave Winer’s point, that Facebook enabled everyone to post anything online. This is what they did right and I (and Winer) can keep saying that everyone should have … Læs resten

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When the left turn to the feudal overlords

Deplatforming works; forcing a platform, like Facebook or Twitter, to remove a user so that user can no longer use the platform absolutely works. A crazy person like Alex Jones and his fake news Infowars is not missed, but of … Læs resten

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When censorship is too efficient

China has run into problems with their censorship: When you need workers to censor content, they have to know what they are censoring and if your censoring is too efficient, they wont know what they are supposed to be censoring. … Læs resten

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A private school and the Streisand-effect

A private school in Denmark had a teacher employed that was recently convicted of violence against some of the pupils on the school. A mother was, understandingly, upset about what had happened and publicly accused the school of mishandling the … Læs resten

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The colour wheel question

At some time in the latter half of the 18th century, Moses Harris examined the colours produced by combining red, yellow and blue and in his book “Natural System of Colours” demonstrated the subtractive mixing of colours. His colour wheel from … Læs resten

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Just a First World problem

There are websites where I cannot register as a user because my last name isn’t considered real. This is a variant of the Scunthorpe problem: The Scunthorpe problem is the blocking of websites, e-mails, forum posts or search results by a spam … Læs resten

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