Can Blogs Be Used to Resolve Conflicts?

Someone is always wrong on the Internet. The idea that the most free-wheeling part of the Internet–blogs–would be a place where conflict is resolved seems laughable. The detachment of argument from social cues normally used to moderate our conversations combined with the intentional sloughing off of civil norms means that the only resolution that happens here might be the screen resolution of your computer. It would be easy to say that the Internet is where conflict is born, not resolved.

But that would miss an important point…

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12 Responses to Can Blogs Be Used to Resolve Conflicts?

  1. Bob Allen says:

    And – that important point would be ??????????????????

  2. Greg Laden says:

    Bob you are supposed to click the link and go through to the post.

  3. Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven says:

    …discussed in the page with a “Read More” link, perhaps…?

    Err, sorry.

    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Better?

  4. Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven says:

    ….okay, I had no idea the software wouldn’t insert carriage returns. Sorry. x.x

  5. Greg Laden says:

    There, I added CR’s

  6. Bob Allen says:

    There are links – and links within links – quite the set of points and counter-points – to the extent that one would be rather hard pressed to complete the thought of “But that would miss an important point…” – which appears to apply to a SINGULAR POINT – that one would MISS.

    SO, Greg, I repeat “And – that important point would be ??????????????????”

  7. Greg Laden says:

    I would start with the next sentence. That pretty much is the point.

  8. Bob Allen says:

    Still doesn’t sound like a SINGULAR Point – so I guess that I indeed MISSED – the singular point.

  9. Greg Laden says:

    Does to. The next sentence has a single point. Go click again on the link and read the next sentence.

  10. Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven says:

    Still doesn’t sound like a SINGULAR Point – so I guess that I indeed MISSED – the singular point.

    No need to brag; we can tell your ability at this is world-class.

  11. Azkyroth, Former Growing Toaster Oven says:

    PS: I believe your line is “MY BRAIN HURTS!”

  12. Bob Allen says:

    The start of the next sentence – “Almost all the conflicts I’ve observed in this milieu are problems that were already out there somewhere but in many cases hidden and thus unacknowledged.” – END of next sentence.

    “Conflicts” – Plural. “Problems” – Plural. “Cases” – Plural. “Many” – Plural. The ONLY SINGULAR point appears to be – that a bunch of PLURAL thingies are out there – are hidden – and are unacknowledged.

    SO – the SINGLULAR POINT – appears to be – that MANY are hidden and unacknowledged – and others – may or may not be hidden – and just possibly – the ones that are neither hidden nor non-hidden – are not even in existence – but could be in existence – IF SOMEONE put them out there – but then, they could either be hidden or non-hidden. ETC.

    SO, Greg, the SINGULAR POINT IS – ?????????????????

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