For everyone who has had the need to do quick research on the internet, or just been curious about a topic and followed the rabbit hole.
For those that had to do research projects and despite instructor statements knew they could use Wikipedia and from it it's references.
And most importantly, for anyone who's wanted information on a topic without having to pay for encyclopedias or subscriptions, or who simply couldn't afford to do so.
Everyone, say a word of thanks for their contribution to the great effort of the human race by creating a platform for collecting human knowledge.
And if you can, please donate a little bit to help them keep the lights on as they're an entirely charitable organization with no income other than donations.
A fair number of you have seen me get into arguments online, and I've had a few tell me that I should just "let it go" and "not pick fights".
This article sheds light on what I'm doing... I'm challenging viewpoints, not just yours, but mine as well.
It's easy to go online and just share things that match your views, ignore things and unfriend people that don't.
Quite a few people stay on my feed that I disagree severely with. If you're one of them, that's because you show me the other side of an argument.
The few people I unfriend over disagreements are people who are not sharing anything new and clearly have no interest in any sort of discussion or debate.
When I disagree with something you share, I confront it.
I know I often come off as condescending (and I know a large part of that is the fact that I always use formal speech and find it deeply painful to use casual speech)...
I want you to reply when I do so. I'm not trying to bait and argument, I'm challenging you to defend your viewpoint.
Sometimes I've made those posts, and then I've learned how I was wrong.
The strongest quote from the whole article, and if you read nothing else of it: "As any debate club veteran knows, if you can’t make your opponent’s point for them, you don’t truly grasp the issue."
I love subaddressing so much.
For the many people I know near and far that are hard to gather in one place, there's a service for watching shows online with friends at the same time.
The basic idea is the service shares a remote web browser streaming to all the users in the room, with whomever having the "remote" having control of the browser.
You can easily just log into Netflix, Hulu, or any other site, login (if necessary) and stream whatever you want to watch with everyone in the room able to see it.
Let me know if any of you want to catch a show together! ;-)
And always remember the echo chamber effect, just because something agrees with you doesn't mean it's true. Listen to those that disagree with you so that you can rule out your own bias.
I've said time and again, this is why I argue with so many of you and still keep you as "friends" on Facebook despite the arguments and disagreements. When you challenge my disagreements, you help me figure out what things I'm believing because of bias, and what I'm believing because objective review.
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