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Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH 'CONVERSATION HEALTH' July 30 |Twitter partners with academic researchers to study user interactions and discourse on the social platform. Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___
Complex, Memes, and Twitter: TECH
 'CONVERSATION HEALTH'
 July 30 |Twitter partners with academic
 researchers to study user interactions and
 discourse on the social platform.
Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its users. The initiative is a part of Twitter’s mission to maintain social relevance, as the platform reports it has lost 1 million users. ___ Back in March, Twitter called researchers for proposals as to how the platform could watch the types and tone of conversations between users. Over 230 proposals were reviewed by a variety of Twitter employees, and the company has decided on two research teams to tackle two different issues. ___ The first team, led by researchers from Leiden University, will handle echo chambers and uncivil discourse. The team will be measuring how much users interact and will create an algorithm that can distinguish between uncivilly and tolerance. ___ The second team, led by researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Amsterdam, will look at interactions and distressing prejudice. Their project will look at how Twitter users treat (or mistreat) prejudice and discrimination when interacting with accounts of diverse viewpoints. ___ Twitter said in a statement: - "When the communication between groups contains more positive sentiments, cooperative emotions, and more complex thinking and reasoning from multiple perspectives, prejudice is reduced and relations can improve.” ___

Twitter is turning to academic researchers to find ways in which the social platform can improve the ‘conversational health’ amongst its use...

Beer, Shoes, and Tumblr: diversity "When you look at craft beer, it's really white and it's really male. Women are starting to get in there, but it's white women, too. When I go into a bar, and I look around, everyone's there...it's like, why aren't you represented in the peo- ple who make the beer?" she explained. "My push with the website] is that it's a conversation. It's not just me showing up yelling at people that you need more people of colour, you need more wom en, you need more queer [people]. Let's just talk about it." beer industry This project, however, wasn't just an overnight decision. As a queer woman of colour, Navarro has always been trying to make space for everyone in the Ontario craft beer industry, with a specific focus on gender identity, race, sexuality, etc. Beer is not a guy's thing anymore There's a tone of female sales reps, there's a tone of female brewers," Na- varro said JULY 2018 II @THECOMMUNITYED HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR BEER? FORMER KW BASED BEER REP EMBARKS ON NEW PROJECT <p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarian-gamer</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://unaffiliatedpangolin.tumblr.com/post/175600733132/feminismisahatemovement-yes-even-beer-is-sexist" class="tumblr_blog">unaffiliatedpangolin</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175599904628/yes-even-beer-is-sexist-and-racist-now-next" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Yes, <i>even </i>beer is sexist and racist now.</p> <h2>“NEXT WEEK:<i> </i>ARE YOUR TOWELS TRANSPHOBIC?”<br/></h2> </blockquote> <p>“How LGBTAAIOPQQ Friendly Is Your Stamp Collection?”</p> <p>“Does Your Lawn Show That You Are A Feminist Ally?”</p> <p>“Does Your Brand Of Canned Soup Challenge The Gender Binary?”<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“Are your shoes Nazis?”</p> <p>“Is your toilet paper cisgendered and white?”</p> <p>“Is your spaghetti sauce homophobic?”</p> <p>“Do your cleaning supplies break heteronormative gender roles?”</p> </blockquote> <p>“Is your couch gender fluid?”</p><p>“How queer is your refrigerator?”</p><p>“Is your cat litter socially conscious?”</p>
Beer, Shoes, and Tumblr: diversity
 "When you look at craft beer, it's really
 white and it's really male. Women are
 starting to get in there, but it's white
 women, too. When I go into a bar, and I
 look around, everyone's there...it's like,
 why aren't you represented in the peo-
 ple who make the beer?" she explained.
 "My push with the website] is that it's
 a conversation. It's not just me showing
 up yelling at people that you need more
 people of colour, you need more wom
 en, you need more queer [people]. Let's
 just talk about it."

 beer industry
 This project, however, wasn't just an
 overnight decision. As a queer woman
 of colour, Navarro has always been
 trying to make space for everyone in
 the Ontario craft beer industry, with a
 specific focus on gender identity, race,
 sexuality, etc.
 Beer is not a guy's thing anymore
 There's a tone of female sales reps,
 there's a tone of female brewers," Na-
 varro said

 JULY 2018 II @THECOMMUNITYED
 HOW DIVERSE IS YOUR BEER?
 FORMER KW BASED BEER REP EMBARKS ON NEW PROJECT
<p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalitarian-gamer</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="https://unaffiliatedpangolin.tumblr.com/post/175600733132/feminismisahatemovement-yes-even-beer-is-sexist" class="tumblr_blog">unaffiliatedpangolin</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p><a href="https://feminismisahatemovement.tumblr.com/post/175599904628/yes-even-beer-is-sexist-and-racist-now-next" class="tumblr_blog">feminismisahatemovement</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p>Yes, <i>even </i>beer is sexist and racist now.</p>
<h2>“NEXT WEEK:<i> </i>ARE YOUR TOWELS TRANSPHOBIC?”<br/></h2>
</blockquote>
<p>“How LGBTAAIOPQQ Friendly Is Your Stamp Collection?”</p>
<p>“Does Your Lawn Show That You Are A Feminist Ally?”</p>
<p>“Does Your Brand Of Canned Soup Challenge The Gender Binary?”<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“Are your shoes Nazis?”</p>
<p>“Is your toilet paper cisgendered and white?”</p>
<p>“Is your spaghetti sauce homophobic?”</p>
<p>“Do your cleaning supplies break heteronormative gender roles?”</p>
</blockquote>

<p>“Is your couch gender fluid?”</p><p>“How queer is your refrigerator?”</p><p>“Is your cat litter socially conscious?”</p>

<p><a href="https://egalitarian-gamer.tumblr.com/post/176426152109/unaffiliatedpangolin-feminismisahatemovement" class="tumblr_blog">egalita...