Comments on Commenters

Awesome if somewhat cursory New York Times examination of the culture, rhythm and impact of online commenting.

The thing that amazes and worries me is that everyone knows the lion’s share of comments are generally stilted and that they come from a small and sometimes obsessive community, but they still are having a huge effect on how news and opinion is prepared and presented, and there’s a general resignation to the fact that for all the good this brings, the bad far outweighs it.

Feel free to comment and tell me how wrong I am.

Posted by Joe Paone


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