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'Conversations gone awry'—the researchers figuring out when online conversations get out of hand

How can you tell when an online conversation may get out of hand or go off the rails? Justine Zhang and Jonathan Chang, researchers at Cornell University, recently developed a framework for predicting whether an online discussion could devolve—and then applied that framework to conversations between Wikipedia editors. 1,022 more words


Mastering Civility in the Workplace

Moment of truth. My Civility in the workplace and in my personal relationships needs improvement. Based on feedback from my peers and management, I decided to take action to correct this gap. 208 more words

Success Creators

Day 162- Ditched

It was 12:05 am when I left the Masjid (Muslim’s place of worship) and I had just finished praying Taraweeh, the optional evening prayers that are performed during Ramadan. 535 more words




I really liked the Cambridge dictionary definition better:

ATAVISTIC – atavistic meaning: happening because of a very old habit from a long time ago in human history, not because of a conscious decision or because it is necessary … 186 more words

Daily Prompt

Rolling Stone: See Marjory Stoneman Douglas Students Sing 'Rent' Classic at 2018 Tony Awards

Drama students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School performed the Rent standout “Seasons of Love” at the 2018 Tony Awards to honor their theatre teacher Melody Herzfeld, who helped saved dozens of lives during the shooting at the Parkland, Florida school. 65 more words


CNN: Robert De Niro's Trump comments at Tony Awards go viral

Tell us how you really feel Robert De Niro.

The venerable actor ended up getting bleeped Sunday night at the Tony Awards when he dropped some f-bombs about President Donald Trump while introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen. 29 more words


Celebrate Strong Dads with a Song and a Slice of Enemy Pie (and Learn to Love Your Enemies Too)

It seems almost everyone is complaining about division in the culture, but our loudest hate-speech protesters often behave no better than the groups they complain about.  1,310 more words