MRI Scans Of Fruit And Vegetables Are Completely Amazing Schau Bernd via Facebook Magnetic Resonance Imaging uses magnets to align hydrogen atoms and radio waves to create a series of images of internal structures. The result is a 3D representation …
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In synergistic interaction (Drosophila) model of autism, "no expectation" of autistic traits in parents of autistics? http://t.co/fruQHT7WfD
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"Nothing prepared me for this." GO READ what happened after TED posted @MonicaLewinsky's talk. http://t.co/MVEnii2Afa http://t.co/eJVVfUC9oE
As soon as her talk went up on Facebook, in too little time for anyone to have actually watched the 20-minute video, the comment thread was deluged with vitriol and hatred. People called her a slut and a whore, made jokes about sucking dick, and said she deserves the shaming because “shaming is an important part of how we shape our culture.” They attacked her character, her appearance, her choices, even her right to live. One commenter blamed her both for Al Gore losing the presidency in 2000 and the 9/11 attacks.
When my boss asked me how the comments were going, I broke down in tears.
Of course, some people missed the point. One woman was furious that we were deleting the “anti-Monica” comments, as if it should be acceptable to attack who Monica is as a person. Others felt that we were censoring their freedom of speech, a freedom they seem to feel comes without regard for the harm they might do to another human being.
The flood of vitriolic comments dried up to a trickle.
While it took much longer and was much more work for Monica, this is actually how we deal with all negative comment threads. When we clearly show what is and is not acceptable, the tone does change. People who want to share thoughtful comments start to feel that theirs are welcome, and people who want to spew hatred start to realize theirs are not. It may not change people’s reactions, but it does change the sample of voices that chooses to speak up.
I think of that moment of sea change like a sort of herd immunity. The positive voices, when there are enough of them, keep abusive ones from spreading, just as a mostly vaccinated population protects those few people who are not. Together, we have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Ferguson Mayor Thinks DOJ Report Put Too Much Focus On Race http://t.co/GgWpN8Afyn http://t.co/uJcJywyNGT
Der Umgang mit dem Germanwings-Crash ist eine Herausforderung. Hier zeigt sich, wie tief der Boulevard sinken kann http://t.co/pBNJenGq0l
Danke @SPIEGELONLINE für die herrliche The Cure Hommage von Frank Patalong http://t.co/4AEXHoJ4Of // @derPUPE