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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How to Lose an Argument On Line

Or anywhere else, for that matter.

Words of wisdom from Seth Godin.

This presupposes a couple of things:

-- That you are interested in being taken seriously

-- That you are interested in influencing another person's opinion and/or thought processes.

Lacking those qualities - hey, go ahead and be a troll.

H/T to the Site Policies at The Incidental Economist

1 comment:

The Arthurian said...

Hello again, Jaz. The Seth Godin link is excellent. Also, your Rules of Engagement in the sidebar. I'm not good at analyzing/evaluating my arguments (or anyone else's for that matter) but I do like reading of the standards by which arguments may be evaluated. Please feel free to hold me to such standards and be sure to let me know where I stand.