t1 http://kut.org en Could 'Respect' Instead of 'Like' Lead to More Civil Discourse Online? http://kut.org/post/could-respect-instead-lead-more-civil-discourse-online <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-72aef0ed-b8bc-51fd-3132-0f509d67b6af" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">When it comes to news, what do you like?</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">We all tend to gravitate toward the things we like and avoid the things we don’t but, according to UT Professor <a href="http://commstudies.utexas.edu/faculty/rhetoric-and-language/natalie-jomini-stroud">Natalie Stroud</a>, that’s bad news for democracy. As director of the <a href="http://engagingnewsproject.org/">Engaging News Project</a>, Stroud has come up with an intriguing proposition: What if we replace the ‘like’ button with a ‘respect’ button? </span></p><p><br /><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Stroud spoke with KUT’s David Brown on the Engaging News Project’s recent experiment.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:15px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F115352105" width="100%"></iframe></span></p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:29:17 +0000 David Brown 8935 at http://kut.org Could 'Respect' Instead of 'Like' Lead to More Civil Discourse Online?