Replied to Subtle shades of difference (daily-ink.davidtruss.com)

I know that the first place to start is with myself. Itโ€™s not good enough to blame the media, itโ€™s important to recognize how Iโ€™m triggered by listening to polar opposite views, and for me to hear other perspectives without getting too hung up on how those perspectives differ from mine. I need to look for nuance, and recognize that there can be middle ground that becomes the starting point for good discussion and discourse.

David, I highly recommend C. Thi Nguyen’s discussion of the way in which Twitter eliminates difference and nuance by design.
Liked Wrangling an Online Conference in the Discourse Platform (CogDogBlog)

Every element is a conversation. Itโ€™s not fair to compare Discourse to a garden variety BBS or discussion board. Yes, in structure maybe โ€“ every item/post is a โ€œtopicโ€ and a response a reply, and topics are organized in categories and also via tags. But what I saw for a conference venue is that every presentation, event, announcement was open to being as well a conversation.