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Telemarketing

Has telemarketing surpassed used car sales and real estate as the most hated profession? I don’t think I’ve heard anyone speak kindly of telemarketing for a very long time. Recently I was contacted by yet another telemarketer from the fairly … Læs resten

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Unarmed

Mind games don’t work if you’re going to show up unarmed. Not mine, unfortunately. Beware, the thread it originates from is not pleasant. Which reminds me, I recently read someone saying that what’s on Twitter today is what was on … Læs resten

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Bringing up a kid

This comic demonstrates something I find happening all the time; I feel the need to explain something that I know could be controversial or emotional so I put a lot of effort into being as precise and open about it … Læs resten

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The not-so-Backfire Effect

Apparently the Backfire Effect isn’t that much of a thing, after all. The Backfire Effect is the idea that when a claim aligns with someone’s ideological beliefs, telling them that it’s wrong will actually make them believe it even more … Læs resten

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Advice for online sharing

From Benjamin Wittes: Here are six easy steps you can take to help control the problem of political disinformation: (1) Pause a moment–just a moment–before you share something on social media to ask whether you are being someone’s dupe and … Læs resten

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The internet news cycle

I have in some ways a pretty broad stream of news coming to me online; on the other hand, I realise it’s also pretty specific at times. But I keep seeing a pattern: Sometimes a story appears, I read about … Læs resten

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Political compass

Last year I linked to a good political compass, which I found quite useful. We have our upcoming national election in Denmark, and as usual I take one of the which-candidate-do-you-agree-with online tests. I usually use Altinget’s. I only do … Læs resten

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On other people’s behalf

Quite young I experienced how arguing on the behalf of another person was counterproductive, and while I cannot say that I have stopped doing it, I was suitably reticent. I have tried to put my thinking into words but only … Læs resten

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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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