Tone Check

Friday, September 07, 2012


What if your email service could tell you, before you even press send, just how aggressive or angry your email is? Bob talks to Josh Merchant, CTO and co-founder of Lymbix, a Canadian software company whose program ToneCheck promises emotional spell-check for overheated emailers. 


Josh Merchant

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Bob Garfield

Comments [2]

Ramesh from Long Island

e-mail compliance software run by large corporations takes care of some of these bursts. Running of e-mail compliance software is required by Sarbanes–Oxley Act. e-mail compliance software can be customized to a particular industry and is smart enough to in to account context, example: 'hot girl' and 'hot stock'. These s/w primarily focus on corporate Governance but can be scaled to monitor curse words.

Sep. 09 2012 02:05 PM
Lenore Hoyt

I'm sure others have already posted this, but the webcomic xkcd presaged this piece a few years back:

I continue to love On The Media; your show is one of the most informative moments of my week, providing context and helping me view the news in a more intelligent way. Thanks!

Sep. 09 2012 07:59 AM

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