Arguing on the Internet<br />Best Practice tips for people engaging in on-line discussions for business or pleasure<br />
Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Business Brand<br />Personal ‘Brand’<br />Sel...
Credits<br />Internet Arguing tips based on an article by Fergal Crehan @ tuppenceworth.ie/blog<br />http://www.tuppencewo...
Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Business Brand<br />Personal ‘Brand’<br />Sel...
Your Internet Brand<br />
Your Internet Brand<br />
Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat oth...
Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conc...
Arguing on the Internet<br />
Do: Maintain a sense of Proportion<br />
Do: Maintain a sense of Proportion<br />“…The most important of these attributes is a sense of proportion, a certain ironi...
Proportion & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How ...
Do: Choose your opening position carefully<br />Exaggeration<br />Generalisation<br />Factual Inaccuracy<br />Exaggeration...
Position & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How yo...
Don’t: Mention Hitler<br />Reductio ad Hitlerum<br />- Leo Strauss, 1953<br />“Your suggestion that we do X sounds just li...
Don’t: Mention Hitler – Godwin’s Law<br />1<br />Probability<br />0<br />Length of discussion<br />“As an on-line discussi...
Hitler & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you ...
Don’t: Talk about what you did in College as if it clinches your argument<br />I know a little bit about Physics as well.<...
Don’t: Talk about what you did in College as if it clinches your argument<br />“Mules are always boasting that their ances...
Boasting & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How yo...
Do: Make shure you check your spelling<br />
Do: Make sure you check your spelling<br />Poor spelling<br />Makes you look sloppy<br />Undermines your argument<br />Can...
Spelling & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How yo...
Don’t: Use Sarcasm<br />“Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.”<br />- Samuel Butler (English Novelist)<br />
Don’t: Use Sarcasm<br />Amused? You sound kind of furious to me<br />I find it amusing that….<br />
Sarcasm & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you...
Don’t: Commit the Ultimate Arguing on the Internet Fail <br />Exaggeration and Assumed Self-Importance<br />Left room and ...
Don’t: Commit the Ultimate Arguing on the Internet Fail <br />Columbo = UAIF<br />
UAIF & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you tr...
Don’t: Feed the Crazy<br />Maintain sense of proportion<br />Know when to stop discussing<br />Let them have the last word...
Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conc...
Conclusion<br />
Arguing on the Internet<br />Can be fun<br />Can help develop your brand<br />Personal<br />Business<br />Can backfire if ...
Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conc...
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I've added a little to it and have left out some of Fergal's valuable lessons on arguing on the Internet.

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Arguing On The Internet

  1. 1. Arguing on the Internet<br />Best Practice tips for people engaging in on-line discussions for business or pleasure<br />
  2. 2. Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Business Brand<br />Personal ‘Brand’<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conclusion<br />
  3. 3. Credits<br />Internet Arguing tips based on an article by Fergal Crehan @ tuppenceworth.ie/blog<br />http://www.tuppenceworth.ie/blog/2009/05/18/arguing-on-the-internet/<br />Presentation uses images from istockphoto.com and flickr.com<br />
  4. 4. Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Business Brand<br />Personal ‘Brand’<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conclusion<br />
  5. 5. Your Internet Brand<br />
  6. 6. Your Internet Brand<br />
  7. 7. Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  8. 8. Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conclusion<br />
  9. 9. Arguing on the Internet<br />
  10. 10. Do: Maintain a sense of Proportion<br />
  11. 11. Do: Maintain a sense of Proportion<br />“…The most important of these attributes is a sense of proportion, a certain ironic distance that ensures one will not be sitting, furious, at one’s computer, refreshing a page over and over and responding with expressions of all-caps outrage to one’s adversary.”<br />Fergal Crehan – tuppenceworth.ie/blog<br />
  12. 12. Proportion & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  13. 13. Do: Choose your opening position carefully<br />Exaggeration<br />Generalisation<br />Factual Inaccuracy<br />Exaggeration<br />Generalisation<br />Factual Inaccuracy<br />Don’t defend the indefensible<br />
  14. 14. Position & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  15. 15. Don’t: Mention Hitler<br />Reductio ad Hitlerum<br />- Leo Strauss, 1953<br />“Your suggestion that we do X sounds just like something from Hitler’s Germany”.<br />Usually taken to mean you’ve lost.<br />
  16. 16. Don’t: Mention Hitler – Godwin’s Law<br />1<br />Probability<br />0<br />Length of discussion<br />“As an on-line discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.“<br />- Mike Godwin<br />
  17. 17. Hitler & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  18. 18. Don’t: Talk about what you did in College as if it clinches your argument<br />I know a little bit about Physics as well.<br />Internet<br />Well, I have a Physics Degree so you are wrong.<br />
  19. 19. Don’t: Talk about what you did in College as if it clinches your argument<br />“Mules are always boasting that their ancestors were horses.”<br />-German Proverb<br />Image from jpockele on Flickr. <br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpockele/136549706/<br />
  20. 20. Boasting & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  21. 21. Do: Make shure you check your spelling<br />
  22. 22. Do: Make sure you check your spelling<br />Poor spelling<br />Makes you look sloppy<br />Undermines your argument<br />Can compound the problems raised by boasting<br />“Oh, a Doctorate in Education but you can’t spell school properly”.<br />
  23. 23. Spelling & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  24. 24. Don’t: Use Sarcasm<br />“Neither irony or sarcasm is argument.”<br />- Samuel Butler (English Novelist)<br />
  25. 25. Don’t: Use Sarcasm<br />Amused? You sound kind of furious to me<br />I find it amusing that….<br />
  26. 26. Sarcasm & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  27. 27. Don’t: Commit the Ultimate Arguing on the Internet Fail <br />Exaggeration and Assumed Self-Importance<br />Left room and came back in twice<br />A modern equivalent of “Reductio ad Hitlerum”<br />No sense of Proportion<br />
  28. 28. Don’t: Commit the Ultimate Arguing on the Internet Fail <br />Columbo = UAIF<br />
  29. 29. UAIF & Your Internet Brand<br />How you write<br />What you write<br />Where you write<br />What they read<br />How you treat others<br />Whether you are crazy<br />
  30. 30. Don’t: Feed the Crazy<br />Maintain sense of proportion<br />Know when to stop discussing<br />Let them have the last word if that’s what they want.<br />Feeding the Crazy can make you look just as Crazy.<br />
  31. 31. Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conclusion<br />
  32. 32. Conclusion<br />
  33. 33. Arguing on the Internet<br />Can be fun<br />Can help develop your brand<br />Personal<br />Business<br />Can backfire if you are not careful about simple Dos and Don’ts<br />
  34. 34. Running Order<br />Credits<br />Using discussions to promote your Brand<br />Selected examples of Dos and Don’ts<br />Conclusion<br />

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