Not too long ago I was at a conference giving a presentation on social media in higher ed. About half an hour before speaking I added a slide my deck that while seeming innocent at the time, caused quite a stir. It was just something that had been on my mind and I didn’t realize how polarizing this slide would be. Half of my audience laughed and applauded and the other half squirmed uneasily in their seats. Tweets were sent with high five emojis. Frowns and whispers of disapproval were heard from the back of the room.
What could possibly cause such a divisive reaction? This phrase: