Tildes is still in the process of being built and there's been much discussion on what kinds of content and posts we'd like to see here. Users have also been outspoken about the content and posts that they think should be discouraged. With this in mind, I thought it might be interesting for us to have a conversation about how to engage in a civil conversation with someone with whom you disagree, and what kinds of behaviors make a discussion worthwhile.
Here are a few links to get us started.
- A Better Way to Argue by Jay Heinrichs
- One Civil Conversation Please from schoolofthought.org
- The Danger of a Single Story a TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation a TED Talk by Celeste Headlee
So what do you think? How should we communicate with each other in order to really make Tildes a great place to engage with one another? Do you have any conversation tricks or rules that have been successful in your own lives? I'd love to hear your thoughts.