People forget how much context influences community participation. Put someone in a room full of people talking a certain way and they’ll inevitably adopt that way of talking.
That’s why the epic aggression and negativity on Twitter is so poisonous. In the end, it doesn’t matter what the tools do or how they look. What matters is the community content and tone. What matters is what’s considered normal.
@fraying That's pretty much what I was getting at in this thread and post specifically:
> "Put someone in a room full of people talking a certain way and they’ll inevitably adopt that way of talking."
Inevitably? No. Much more likely to? Sure. Depends where they are in their personality development. A human's yo-yos back and forth between extremes of conformity and non-conformity during childhood and adolescence are well studied, but there is evidence these yo-yos continue throughout adulthood, although maybe more in response to live events than development triggers.
@strypey yes, I have also visited the well.
The well, actually.
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