Talking politics or religion was always discouraged in polite company. The idea was that these divisive topics would create unpleasant disagreements whose tone and timber would be unacceptable. As much as this has always been the case, it seems like current political and religious discourse has never been more divisive. It seems as if folks […]

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Adrian Chen at the New Yorker wrote a long, well researched piece on the role Twitter played in Megan Phelps-Roper’s decision to leave the Westboro Baptist Church, founded by her grandfather Fred Phelps. The piece, written for New Yorker’s annual technology issue showed how a twitter discussion between Megan and David Abitbol of Jewlicious fed […]

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