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  1. Feb 2019
    1. your Friendships arc not cemented by Intrigues nor spent in vain Diversions, but in the search of Knowledge

      Women's rhetorical sphere and a space/place for knowledge/information exchange: women's conversations

  2. Jan 2019
    1. disembodied voice

      The 'disembodied' voice can cause a range of problems when it comes to good communication. The lack of face to face contact in a telephone conversation can often lead to confusion and lose of meaning in conversations. Body language, eye contact and energy can all add meaning and understanding in conversations, However one can now use video calling and tools like emoji's to convey better expression over the phone

  3. Dec 2018
    1. 2:16

      Well, here I am on YouTube, watching a Hypothes.is video and commenting using it. I'm annotating YouTube, which is pretty open in terms of what people can say in the comments, and almost universally derided as being where the dregs come to say whatever they want, bringing civil discourse along for the ride.

      I believe in freedom of speech and eliminating censorship, but what is it about this new platform that will prevent the problems of the old? Here we are, at the intersection.

  4. Nov 2018
    1. “It’s the death of the vertical,” he went on. “They have taken all this time to stand up straight so that they can say ‘I.’ They’re very proud of that. The way you get to know yourself is by the expressions on other people’s faces, because that’s the only thing that you can see, unless you carry a mirror about. But if you keep saying ‘I’ and they’re saying ‘I,’ you don’t get much out of it. They’re not really into you, or we, or they; they’re into I. That makes conversation slow.
  5. Jul 2018
  6. course-computational-literary-analysis.netlify.com course-computational-literary-analysis.netlify.com
    1. “O, I never said such a thing!” “O, but you did!” “O, but I didn’t!” “Didn’t she say that?” “Yes. I heard her.” “O, there’s a… fib!”

      It is a really weird conversation. I guess it doesn't contain some specific meaning, but it gives me a feel of hypocritical, which reflects society’s coldness. On the other hand, The two young man chats calmly with each other, creating a contrast with boy's intense emotions

    1. the upshot is that this relatively new web standard allows for round-tripped connections among discrete domains, enabling the conversation about an individual post to be represented on that post, wherever it might actually take place.
  7. Oct 2017
    1. after all

      metacommentary

    2. Last year President Obama signed a $600 million border-security bill into law, which included a thousand new Border Patrol agents, more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, updated communications equipment, and unmanned surveillance

      how has this changed now that we're in the Trump era?

    3. his

      why not her?

    4. a deceptively quaint name for a place like this: a ramshackle settlement under a canopy of firs, laundry hanging from the trees, overturned buckets for chairs.

      second conversation: how are names deceptive? I immediately thought of the labels we give many mass-produced foods, like "free range" or "all-natural," which really mean "there was a window in the barn where these chickens were slaughtered" and "there probably isn't plastic in that ground beef" (tl;dr, educate yourselves about factory farming).

    5. Importing foreign labor has always been the American way, beginning with 4 million slaves from Africa. Later came the Jews and Poles, the Hungarians, Italians, and Irish, the Chinese and Japanese—everything you learned in sixth-grade social studies about the great American melting pot. And with each group came a new wave of anti-immigrant, pro-Anglo rage.

      and now we export--so much labor is outsourced now (America First...?)

    6. Wash the apple before you bite into it, because that's the way you were raised. Germs, pesticides, dirt, gunk, it doesn't matter—just wash it. The fingerprints, too, go down the drain with the rest. It's easy to forget that there are people who harvest our food. Sometimes, maybe, we are reminded of the seasons and the sun and the way of the apple tree, and if we multiply that by millions of apple trees, times millions of tomato plants, times all the other fruits and vegetables, we realize, holy potato chips, that's a lot of picking. Without 1 million people on the ground, on ladders, in bushes—armies of pickers swooping in like bees—all the tilling, planting, and fertilizing of America's $144 billion horticultural production is for naught. The fruit falls to the ground and rots.

      in this paragraph, the "you" switches; first, it is the immigrant, than it is the one who can forget who harvests the food. Was this intentional? If so, why?

    7. And you? You were born king or you were born peasant, and that got decided long before you fell out of your mama's womb, so don't bother worrying about it.

      how pre-determined is the life of an immigrant? What are they promised as part of the "American Dream"--and how much does that promise follow through?

    8. That was how he taught them.

      second conversation: how are immigrants treated differently in American society? How are their children raised differently than multi-generation citizens?

    9. of course

      metacommentary

  8. Oct 2016
    1. Trump had less “fleeting interjections” this debate than the first round, and slightly more interruptions. Clinton had slightly less fleeting interjections, and the same amount of interruptions. The moderators, however, were much more active in this debate than in the first. They interjected (usually to let the candidate know they were running out of time) 41 times throughout the 90 minute debate.
  9. Sep 2015
    1. Instead of returning a harried coworkers’ stressed nonverbals with an equally stressed grimace of your own, return it with a smile or a nod of understanding. Suddenly you have the power. As suggested in the new book Broadcasting Happiness, you can create a “power lead” to short-circuit a negative encounter.
  10. Sep 2013
    1. Accordingly all men make use, more or less, of both; for to a certain extent all men attempt to discuss statements and to maintain them, to defend themselves and to attack others

      Is this what constitutes basic conversation?