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  2. Sep 2020
    1. ReconfigBehSci on Twitter: “having spent a few days looking at ‘debate’ about COVID policy on lay twitter (not the conspiracy stuff, just the ‘we should all be Sweden’ discussions), the single most jarring (and worrying) thing I noticed is that posters seem completely undeterred by self contradiction 1/3” / Twitter. (n.d.). Retrieved September 23, 2020, from https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1308340430170456064

    1. Nonverbal people hear it all—confessions and complaints, hopes and heartaches.

      Those who speak less often have more time to analyze what another person is saying. They also may notice things and body language that others who are speaking do not.

    2. Conversations about feelings are usually expressed with gestures and proximity, which is difficult while accessing a computer.

      I think that a major part of conversation is those gestures and proximity. With or without a disability this is difficult to express when online.

    3. Speaking fewer quality sentences is more helpful in expressing feeling than an hour of blabber

      People often find that saying fewer words means they are not interested in conversation or want to get speaking over with, but I find the ability to summarize important because it means you completely processed what the person has said. Quality over quantity is an important distinction.

    4. Communication is a two way exchange, speaking and listening.

      I think this is very important and it is relatable to zoom meetings. On zoom, communication is key, but it is not always there. There are many people who do not like to participate, which can hurt our learning. I think that in order for us to completely understand zoom meetings we need both sides of communication.

    5. Communicating with people by using assistive technology is complicated,

      This is very interesting and I wonder how it carries over to zoom technology and if it makes it easier or harder to communicate.

    6. Our technology is like a universal translator, driven by switches, eye gaze, and jerking screen touches.

      Technology has advanced our form of communication rather than weakened it and this is just one example.

    7. Precise word choice is easily overshadowed by eye contact or lack thereof

      if you're not properly and fully engaging in conversation with others, they're not inclined to listen to what you're saying. People respond to your movements and how you interact with them. If you don't display the interest in them and show that you believe in what you're trying to say, they'll stop making an effort to understand.

    8. Our technology is like a universal translator, driven by switches, eye gaze, and jerking screen touches.

      Technology has allowed people with disabilities to communicate without much issue, compared to the past where communication was almost impossible. Technology has greatly improved the lives of those with disabilities.

    1. What is particularly interesting to me is this criticism of technology, especially in the midst of an intense focus on learning new tools—Zoom, Panopto, Slack, Google Meetings, etc—in order to be in closer contact with my students.

      Who do technologies include, and who do they leave out? When we choose a technology, what biases (preferences) are we exposing?

    1. Bonne pratiqueEn 2019, le pôle national de la médiation a créé un espace collaboratif avec le Cnous et la Direction générale de l’enseignement supérieur et de l’insertion professionnelle du ministère (Dgesip) pour traiter rapidement les saisines d’étudiants qui n’arrivaient pas à se faire rembourser la Contribution Vie Étudiante et Campus (Cvec), payée à tort. L’objectif était de mieux communiquer et d’accélérer la procédure de remboursement. Après 6 mois de fonctionnement de cette plateforme, on peut constater une réelle avancée dans les échanges entre la médiation et les Crous et la réalisation des remboursements. Cette initiative, fondée sur la confiance, mériterait d’être étendue, pour le bénéfice de tous, à d’autres problématiques traitées par la médiation.



    1. mail : pubtv@snptv.org
    2. Afin de mieux promouvoir en télévision un certain nombre de causes sociales, humanitaires et d’intérêt général tout au long de l’année, le Syndicat National de la Publicité TéléVisée (SNPTV) a mis en place pour les associations, ONG et/ou leurs intermédiaires (agences de publicité, agences média) une procédure de traitement de l’ensemble des demandes d’espaces gracieux faites aux grandes chaînes nationales et à leur régie publicitaire.
  3. Aug 2020
    1. Kurzes fact sheet für Journalisten, via Stefan Rahmstorf auf Twitter. Relevant auch als Beispiel für Kooperation von Wissenschaft und Journalismus.

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      Highjacking von Formaten ist eine gute Option, weil es an bekannte Praktiken anschlißt.

    2. Some climate scientists, such as Professor Ed Hawkins and Professor Richard Betts in the UK, have had great success on Twitter calmly and patiently explaining climate science to all-comers (including climate sceptics) and have won a lot of respect (and a large audience) doing so.

      Bedeutet, dass für die Klimakommunikation in Österreich Twitter Accounts von Wissenschaftlern wichtig wären.

    1. This is twitter. What is its purpose? It is a general-purpose electronic communication medium on the Internet, accessible via web and apps, comprising a high-volume global stream of written thoughts of people, attached with pics, gifs, links and audio- & video-embeds.

    1. This means that while groups can generate high levels of solidarity, which can in principle be put to powerful political effect, it also becomes harder to express disagreement within the group. If, for example, an outspoken and popular member of a neighbourhood WhatsApp group begins to circulate misinformation about health risks, the general urge to maintain solidarity means that their messages are likely to be met with approval and thanks. When a claim or piece of content shows up in a group, there may be many members who view it as dubious; the question is whether they have the confidence to say as much. Meanwhile, the less sceptical can simply forward it on. It’s not hard, then, to understand why WhatsApp is a powerful distributor of “fake news” and conspiracy theories.

      Instead of positive feedback like this, is there a way to create negative feedback loops in these social media apps?

    2. Groups are great for brief bursts of humour or frustration, but, by their very nature, far less useful for supporting the circulation of public information. To understand why this is the case, we have to think about the way in which individuals can become swayed and influenced once they belong to a group.
    3. Anecdotal evidence from local political organisers and trade union reps suggests that, despite the initial efficiency of WhatsApp groups, their workload often increases because of the escalating number of sub-communities, each of which needs to be contacted separately. Schools desperately seek to get information out to parents, only to discover that unless it appears in precisely the right WhatsApp group, it doesn’t register. The age of the message board, be it physical or digital, where information can be posted once for anyone who needs it, is over.

      We've been facing this problem for quite a while. This is the reason that ideas like syndication in social media are so prevalent. People are checking too many parallel and orthogonal channels.

  4. Jul 2020
    1. Make sure you have a good headset with a microphone as any background noise is distracting to others during the call. If there is excessive noise on your connection, you will be muted until you need to speak. Make sure you join the IRC channel as links and code examples are usually shared over the chat channel.