Chat Grease

The prob­lem: Text is devoid of emo­tion. Emoti­cons do a great job of light­en­ing things up a bit. How­ev­er us geeks aren’t exact­ly known for being social­ly aware. I find that I can read text, and depend­ing on my frame of mind, read it with what­ev­er tone suits my feel­ings at that point. Plus geeks are noto­ri­ous­ly rude and con­de­scend­ing, which can affect team per­for­mance and cohesion. 

Chat Grease reduces the fric­tion that occurs in text based conversations. 

Chat Grease is a ser­vice that can take text, and
A) anno­tate it with emoti­cons to make it “lighter”; or
B) change the text slight­ly to be friendlier;
C) Give you a warn­ing that par­tic­u­lar pas­sages are in dan­ger of upset­ting oth­er people.

The idea is that peo­ple don’t get upset when there is no rea­son to, and that the tone of con­ver­sa­tions stays light. This ser­vice takes text and can do any of the afore­men­tioned 3 ser­vices, which means that you can cre­ate plu­g­ins for email clients, slack etc. 

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