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ToneCheck – Prevent Bitchy, Angry, Evil Emails

Posted in ideas, quality by aldorf on May 12, 2011

A very cool idea. Technology creates a vacuum that we humans fill with negative emotions by default. If an email content is neutral, we assume the tone is negative. ToneCheck is a “tone spellcheck” app that scans emails for negativity and then helpfully suggests tweaks to make your communication more positive (featured in The New York Times Magazine’s annual Year in Ideas issue). (Unfortunately) requires Microsft Outlook.

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  1. Heather Ritchie said, on May 12, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Frank –

    Thanks for the ToneCheck mention! Rest assured, we’re working on Gmail and other web-based platforms as we speak. If any of your readers have questions / thoughts on the product or the concept, please reach out.

    Cheers,
    Heather


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