ON THIS WEEK’S LETTER
→ Learn how editing instead of commenting is an antidote to the frustration of online arguments.
→ Sign up to edit Reasonal Entries, get them for any Tweet, edit them, and share them anywhere that Tweet goes.
→ Read our new “Highlight from the News” section, and learn about the global effort in fighting against the spread of misinformation on the Web.
Online arguments on social media are often heated and exhausting; one comment after another, refuting, rejecting, rebutting the opponent in pursuit of victory and dominance. Commenting arguments often end with bitterness and resentment without any desirable outcome.
Editing, the remedy for online arguments
Unlike commenting arguments, constructive conversation requires learning and strengthening different perspectives collaboratively. This often means adding the missing context, strengthening crucial arguments, and removing the weak ones.
When the “reply” button is replaced with the “edit” button and a new space is created for opposing views to come together, it will be possible to pursue clarity through collaboration.
Editing and continuous refinement is a core tenet of Reasonal and how Reasonal Entries work. Every Reasonal Entry is open to be edited, and refined by anyone, making it more clear, up-to-date, and relevant.
Edit reasonal entries, create context of the web
With our Twitter Spot Checker you can get the entry for any Tweet, edit the entry, and display it publicly wherever the same Tweet appears. You can sign up now to start editing Reasonal Entries.
For us this is only the beginning, as we roll out Reasonal for other platforms, every entry will carry the relevant and same information for every digital content, wherever it goes.
Highlight from the news
Every week we bring you one story from the news related to misinformation on the Web. This week’s story is from Nature Magazine. This article recounts how bringing people’s attention to the accuracy of information they interact with can help reduce the spread of misinformation on the Web:
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If you have already installed Reasonal extension on your browser, you will have the necessary context to identify potentially unreliable sources of information on Facebook and Twitter.