Trolling For Good Manners on Conservative Tribune

The Web site Conservative Tribune recently ran a story about Chelsea Clinton criticizing President Trump on Twitter and getting a pointed reply from Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Chelsea's father, former President Bill Clinton, of rape. We won't litigate the Twitter battle, but instead focus on Conservative Tribune, where you might expect to find anti-Clinton vitriol. Indeed, the comments section erupted, with some slamming President Trump and many others attacking the Clin

Election Over, President-Elect Trump--A Survival Guide, AUGNM-Style

As observers of the Internet we noticed three key trends and reactions last night and all through the morning. 1. Digital dynamism outpacing traditional media. The Internet/AP Newswire/New York Times Online/Drudge Report were frequently ahead of the television coverage all evening and called the deciding state, Pennsylvania, for President-Elect Donald J. Trump before the major networks, including CNN, MSNBC, Russian TV, Fox News/Fox business, Bloomberg, and BBC America did. T

VOTE for the AUGNM Roundup for the Week of November 7, 2016

There is no shortage of good and bad Internet behavior out there, so we're continuing our weekly feature of the highlights and misses in the digital world, U.S. election edition! First, some terminology. UGM Tip: Something particularly good we've noticed. "404": A 404 is "Page Not Found," so it represents a goof on the Internet. Skull and Crossbones: Danger! In US Election parlance, we will call these: "Stronger Together/Make the Internet Great Again" Debate Gaffe October Sur

Kim Komando: Fact Checker?

Digital Goddess Kim Komando fact-checks the election! Actually, one of her reporters, Mark Jones, has compiled a list of election-season Internet hoaxes. This one may have caught your eye: #Repealthe19th, a hashtag trend supposedly started by Donald Trump supporters. We know this is a divided election, but don't believe everything you read. Mark Jones writes: Now before both sides fire up their keyboards and retweet inflammatory opinions about this (which has gotten Donald Tr


We've written about the mass unfriending in this divisive political climate. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg decided to stand up for Donald Trump supporter and fellow tech titan Peter Thiel by writing about encouraging political diversity at Facebook. One self-described liberal, actor Joe McGovern, decided to go off Facebook and talk to some conservatives. Even better, he filmed his quest in a documentary called "The Other Side," presented by FIVE, Foundation for Independent V

"I unfriend you over your what?"

People are unfriending each other over politics these days. The trend first came to light with a 2015 article by Burt Constable after the Paris terror attacks, in which he used the memorable line, "And so begins what probably registers as the largest 'unfriending' week in Facebook history." The unfriending only got worse after the second presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, despite the relative calm of the first debate that didn't extend to people wri

Politics and Facebook

We could have started this with a headline about the 2nd presidential debate slated to occur just hours from now, but that would be clickbait--bad Internet manners, and like many forms of bad Internet manners (such as nude selfies, fight videos and outrageous tweets), guaranteed, nay, strategically chosen to get a response, according to Wired Magazine. Instead, we will talk about random strangers posting political comments on Facebook walls. Random strangers who may be a Face

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