Research has shown that being rude to people isn’t a good way to make them change their mind. … Read the full post »
Read my posts about online trolling, how best to deal with it and why the advice ‘don’t feed the troll’s is sometimes wrong.
There’s a fascinating interview over on the New Statesman site about Ai Weiwei’s interview with a professional government troll. … Read the full post »
Take a read here for a fascinating, moving and informative account about how one person became a victim of a troll, tracked down the troll – and then meet them face-to-face.
So far, so sadly predictable these days… … Read the full post »
How best to react to when on the receiving end of online abuse has been rather in the news, courtesy of some high profile recent incidents. … Read the full post »
Tweeting about politics, I’ve been on the receiving end of a fair few more than robust messages (and I dare say that, despite my attempts to keep civil, there’s a tweet or two I’ve sent that didn’t read right or were badly phrased). … Read the full post »
In the decade since 9/11, the U.S. government has used a wide variety of tactics against terrorists. It’s invaded countries where they operated… … Read the full post »
Warnings such as “don’t feed the trolls” are legion when it comes to online discussions. But they’re also wrong. Feeding trolls can work. … Read the full post »
Comments posted on YouTube films are notoriously poor. … Read the full post »
Interesting post at kottke.org about how the broken windows theory (i.e. low level crime and grot in turn encourages more serious crime) may apply to the quality of online debate. … Read the full post »