has been testing warning prompts that appear when a Tweet reply might contain offensive content. In 30% of cases the warning
caused people to edit or delete their replies. The test is now being expanded to more countries. Will it make Twitter a more civil space? That isn’t clear.
also has a new “Tool Box” site
, with links to 3rd party tools to use with your Twitter account. It includes tools for moderation, analytics, and posting.
“Horizon Worlds” (a proto-metaverse) now has a Personal Boundary setting
that prevents people from coming too close within your personal space. It is supposed to feel like a 4-foot gap in the real world, and is designed as an anti-harassment feature (to prevent things like the reported virtual groping
). There are always going to be jerks who push the boundaries of what they can do to make others uncomfortable or upset. Will this make it a bit less likely? Hopefully so.
With businesses having a mix of employees working from the office and working from home, “hybrid meetings”
are the best way to make sure meetings are effective and inclusive for everyone. Google has tips on how to use Google products - Calendar, Meet, Spaces, Jamboard - to run effective hybrid meetings
. The latest feature to try? Companion mode in Google Meet.
Some of the tips sound useful for non-hybrid meetings as well, whether virtual or in person.