From: "Secretary, ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety" <secretary**At_Symbol_Here**DCHAS.ORG>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] The “Nasty Effect:” Online Incivility and Risk Perceptions of Emerging Technologies†
Date: Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:09:35 -0400
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There's a very interesting article on the connection between the level of on-line discourse about a technical subject and how participants perceive the risk associated with it available at
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcc4.12009/abstract

I heard about it on a podcast entitled Online Comments - a "wicked" problem
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/online-comments---ep/5795478

I think it could apply to off-line discussion as well and provides an interesting perspective on risk communication strategies in the 21st Century...

- Ralph

Ralph Stuart
secretary**At_Symbol_Here**dchas.org
Secretary
Division of Chemical Health and Safety
American Chemical Society

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