Four Ways to Improve the World of Internet Comments

The NYT Magazine recently posted on their “6th Floor” series an article suggesting four ways to improve the infamous world of internet commenters. Michael Erard claims that 1) User-Driven Moderating, 2) Commenting Weather Systems, 3) Connoisseurship, and 4) Searchable Comments will help transform the runts of the internet into meaningful and worthwhile bits of information.

 

Read the whole article here:

 

http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/four-ways-to-improve-the-culture-of-commenting/?ref=magazine

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2 Responses to Four Ways to Improve the World of Internet Comments

  1. lydiajanegreen says:

    In the same vein, YouTube, a site home to some of the internet’s most harrowing commenters, recently upgraded their commenting policies. Channel Owners can “blacklist” certain words they don’t want appearing in comments.

    Full story here: http://mashable.com/2013/09/24/youtube-comments-upgrade/

  2. The first suggestion is what made Amazon reviews so successful. Customers can not only review products, but also review the helpfulness of other reviews, so that consumers canfocus on the truly helpful ones.

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