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I've been chatting with various folks about putting together discussion software tries to encourage reflective listening (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflective_listening).  The mechanics of reflection can be enforced at the very least, and as it's a written medium, instruction on how to do it could be provided as a part of the software.
Reflective listening is a communication strategy involving two key steps: seeking to understand a speaker's idea, then offering the idea back to the speaker, to confirm the idea has been understood correctly. It attempts to "reconstruct what the client is thinking and feeling and to relay this ...
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From the article: "Said another way, we are “raised to believe that a select few create and the rest are just fans. Rich white people create and we suck it up.” (Porpentine. “Creation Under Capitalism[1].” Nightmare Mode. Nov 25 2012.)."

1, http://nightmaremode.net/2012/11/creation-under-capitalism-23422/
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Hmm... I think I'd re-cast it this way (I've been thinking about some things much like this of late, so this isn't just off-the-cuff): "almost everything ever produced as a work of art, fiction or fancy is either a crude indulgence of the senses or wish fulfillment or it is a simply duplication of previous work. Truly insightful work that moves a generation forward in some aspect of the way it sees itself is damned rare." But that doesn't make Transformers less fun or less of a well-crafted popcorn movie.

As far as the white people thing... I don't think that's true any more. In the English speaking world (which is where we buy most of our media and games from) we are more white than anything else (changing!), but as barriers to entry to fiction, film, games and so forth have started to come down, the mix has become more or less a reflection of our core demographics as far as I can tell. Vis: http://drinkboxstudios.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/DrinkBoxTeamPhoto_resized.jpg The makers of Guacamelee and Alien Blob.

Just looking at fiction, the recent batch of Hugos contained 3 non-white authors out of a field of 13 in the non-multimedia sections (if you count those, I think you have to count Peter Jackson as a Hobbit...) That's a lower proportion than the general population, but all of the older authors are white (as one would expect, given that racial diversity in writing is more or less a function of educational opportunities, and those were sparse at best for non-whites in the generation before mine and earlier), so if you correct for generational skew, the numbers are about right.
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Pictures from my recent San Francisco trip =) Looots of pics of Steph, none of me... the price of being behind the camera ;)
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amazingly beautiful pictures!
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I find it very weird that "90,000" followers is taken as a marker of credibility to anyone.  I dunno... maybe there are people who think that means something, the same people who worry about their Klout scores (edit: sorry, Kred eyeroll) and such like.
 
How easy is it to scam the Internet with a fake persona? "Santiago Swallow" skyrocketed from a nonexistent made-up name to a Kred social influence score of 754 out of 1000, within days of being "born" online… midwifed by British technology expert Kevin Ashton (who coined the term "Internet of Things.")  For example: It didn’t take long for Mr Ashton to purchase Swallow some 90,000 followers, all for the price of $50 (£33). An automated tweeting service was used to broadcast his thoughts to the world. Image manipulation software created Swallow’s look and Mr Ashton finished his experiment by writing a fake Wikipedia entry and setting up Swallow’s own website through WordPress at a cost of $18 (£12).

http://metro.co.uk/2013/04/19/meet-santiago-swallow-the-biggest-social-media-star-youve-never-heard-of-3640048/

In fact, there are business opportunities (I could show you how) for a pseudonymity-reputation conveyance service that would be an instant hit, allowing tools to overcome scams like this. Alas, the general response is hand-wringing and "what'cha gonna do?"
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Wikipedia has an interesting summary of various rankings of presidents: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_rankings_of_Presidents_of_the_United_States

Obviously there's very little specific consensus, but on the other hand, the ranges for most presidents rankings are as big as one might imagine either...
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aren't as big as one might imagine either. aren't
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A really great talk on creating compassionate communities from Isaac Schlueter
the talking. MOV, slides and audio, 800x600. Sound isn't great, but I'll swap it out with the nice professional audio as soon as I get my hands on it. MOV, slides only, 1024x768 · PDF, slides and notes · PDF, slides only · Keynote ...
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Not using G+ much any more, since Google made it painful. See me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReBeccaOrg
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As Jeff says, I don't like the "we have a bunch of squares that we tossed on to the page in a pile" style that everyone seems to think is so keen these days.  Google does let you opt out of that, but I found the other animated flourishes awkward and distracting– for instance,  the collapsing and expanding of the top bar is very poorly thought out and constantly draws my attention to it, despite its being the least important thing on the page.
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+Aredridel ℝ, thoughts on Node web frameworks?  I've been eyeing express...
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