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Don’t Be A Jerk

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Daniel Andrlik
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Daniel Andrlik
Daniel Andrlik lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia. By day he manages product teams. The rest of the time he is a podcast host and producer, writer of speculative fiction, a rabid reader, and a programmer.

I just found an article through Slashdot about some software being developed that can monitor phone conversations and provide you a score to display how much of a jerk you are being. The application, which is referred to as the “Jerk-O-Meter” will actually pop up the warning, “Don’t be a jerk!” if your attention strays or you seem to be losing interest in the conversation.

Conversely, keeping up your end of the conversation rewards you with the popup, “Wow, you’re a smooth talker.”

I find this funny as it is yet another case where scientists are trying to use software to improve our ability to interact socially off line.

Read about it here.

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