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Using the Internet to find empathy in solitude

December 12, 2012

Twitter is outsourced schizophrenia. I have a couple hundred voices I have consensually  agreed to allow residence inside my brain. So writes Adam Brault in a very thoughtful blog post, I quit Twitter for a month and it completely changed my thinking about mostly everything. Just when I think that I have read as many blog posts [...]

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5 practices to humanize online communication

July 16, 2010

What does it mean to take online life seriously as real life? Here’s another reason to reject the idea of “IRL” (“In Real Life”) as the opposite of life online. When you visualize the real person you’re about to e-mail or tweet, you bring human qualities of attention and empathy to your online communications. That’s [...]

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