I like not having to sift through piles of profiles! " -- Carol in CA "Jim was one of my first matches... They find that longer replies tend to be more convincing, as do arguments that use calmer language.The research suggests that using specific examples is a big help.Super Agers -- who are 80 years of age and older ...A new study shows if a younger sibling feels like they're the favorite and their parents agree, their relationship is strengthened.
The researchers analyzed nearly two years of postings on Change My View, a forum on the internet community reddit where posters present an argument and invite people to reason against them.“Perhaps while some engagement signals the interest of the [original poster], too much engagement can indicate futile insistence.” One reddit user summed it up like this: “Lesson being that if you haven’t convinced someone after four replies each, your argument isn’t gonna be the one to move them.” There are also significant differences in language between arguments that persuade and those that don't.The researchers find that the factor most linked with successfully persuading someone is using different words than the original posts do – a sign that commentators are bringing in new points of view.Definite articles (“the” rather than “a”) are more present in persuasive arguments, suggesting that it helps to speak in specifics.Successful arguments use the phrases “for example,” “for instance,” and “e.g.” more often.
The universe is constantly clamoring to change your mind about something – whether it’s in the form of Twitter feuds, political debates or Mountain Dew’s horrible “puppy monkey baby” Super Bowl ad.