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March 23rd, 2012

1984 vs Now

1984 vs Now

Image credit:  Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, book cover

Online moderators often get a bad rap.

The “censor” label is often applied to us – sometimes in jest, and sometimes in all sincerity – but the fact remains that moderators protect the public from hateful speech and violence that can extend to sexual violence.

So, why not, then, see us as agents of protection for our clients?  That’s what we are.

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March 1st, 2012

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

credit:  Image © Glamour Magazine 

This year International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated on March 8.  As a woman-owned business, we at Scout Moderation feel very inspired by IWD’s initiatives to promote women’s equality and advancement.

Almost everyone knows a red rose symbolizes love, but not many know there is a whole language around flowers, and Vanessa Diffenbaugh is using it to change lives.  A bestselling author, Vanessa is using the release of her new novel, The Language of Flowers, to bring light to the plight of older youths in foster care and to ignite a national discussion. The book tells the story of a girl who grew up in the foster care system and can’t trust or communicate with people, so she uses the Victorian language of flowers to express herself.

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