Critical Readability

My critical readings of the best and worst of online media

About Critical Readability

One of my favorite past times is reading online blogs and news articles and circulating them online to create dialogue. Usually I do so on facebook, which often results in either friendly and constructive conversation among friends and strangers, or (let’s face it) childish quibbling. Facebook has become more and more of a hostile space, especially as the media increasingly fuels bi-partisan election drama. I’ve thought about not posting things to facebook before, but can’t bring myself to stop. Why? Because I fundamentally believe that the dissemination of ideas through social media can lead to constructive dialogue, and ultimately increase our awareness of the people that constitute our local, national, and international communities. Reading articles and blogs posted by my friends has certainly opened my eyes to a lot of issues I might not have otherwise considered. That being said, I decided to migrate the conversation from facebook to this blog in hopes of maintaining constructive dialogue in a less personally charged space.

If you have something to contribute, please post a comment!

Also, please keep comments constructive. I do not tolerate hate or negativity in any form. Being critical is fantastic, but civil discourse requires using a civil tone. Also, please note that if your comment does not come from a real email address or user name, your comment will be marked as spam.

One thought on “About Critical Readability

  1. elizjamison on said:

    You are so right when you say “please keep comments constructive. I do not tolerate hate or negativity in any form. Being critical is fantastic, but civil discourse requires using a civil tone.” As I explore “voice” in blogs and writing online, this struck me as a way that you establish your own voice and ethos. Anyway, great blog.

    Elizabeth
    http://dissertationgal.com

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