Online comments: perspectives

Have you ever read an interesting and well researched online article, only to scroll down to the comments section to find that they definitely do not achieve the intellectual level of the article in question, or that they are downright pointless and/or abusive?  For some different perspectives on comments and their evolution, here are links to some recent articles:  “The Threat Facing Online Comments” from the Financial Times, and “This Story Stinks” from the New York Times Sunday Review.


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