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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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