Two ways Internet conversations create misinformation

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While working for a large software company, as the Internet was making it’s debut, I became overly involved in e-Mail conversations with large groups of people. That meant members of the group where on their own to interpret the meaning of comments made by me and others.

With e-mail there’s no opportunity to ask the commentator, in real time, to explain or elaborate on the meaning of a comment or to observe nonverbal forms of communication like…