Civility Online

Steve Kelman at The HIll: The main suggestion I would make is to serve as a model for civility by being civil oneself. When I am responding to a post, I typically begin my response by writing “Thank you for your post,” or, if this represents my genuine feeling, “Thank...

Survey on Civility

From the American Bar Association: A massive 85% of U.S. residents believe civility is worse compared to 10 years ago, and a majority believe social media and media are to blame, according to the fifth annual American Bar Association Survey of Civic Literacy. Nearly a...

Twitter and Incivility

 Melanie Mason at LAT: It’s not your imagination. Political discourse on Twitter really has grown meaner in recent years, according to a new study. The research, published Thursday in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, found that the level of...

The Splinternet

Nathan Gardels at Noema: The splinternet has predictably evolved into wars among platforms armed with predisposed views of reality that resist external checks on perceptions.   As Claire Webb writes in Noema, epistemes or paradigms determine how information is...