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Annoying words, "join the conversation"

Words I don’t like: “Join the conversation”

When I hear new anchors and hosts inviting us to "join the conversation," it's a naive comment made by sophomoric minds. Online comments and feedback bring out the worst in us. Like Garth Turner says, "online, everybody is Chuck Norris."

Online "conversations" are a lot like like grade 5 math class. The loudest, most obnoxious kids, not always the brightest, dominated the conversation. Additionally it implies together we can come to a higher understanding. Adding more people to anything doesn't have a history of making smarter solutions. Einstein didn't work in a group. History would seem to indicate otherwise. The more people you add, the dumber the solutions. You may create buy-in or political support, but you won't create quality.


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