My thoughts on The Great Internet Comment Section:

Commenting systems: they’re ubiquitous, they’re maligned, and yet they’re still here. There is huge untapped potential in internet commenting sections, and I want to explore that potential by first taking a step back.

My thoughts on The Great Internet Comment Section:

Commenting systems: they’re ubiquitous, they’re maligned, and yet they’re still here. There is huge untapped potential in internet commenting sections, and I want to explore that potential by first taking a step back.

Report: Online News Commenting Systems

Report: News Commenting Systems

When the news broke over the weekend that the Chicago Sun-Times is temporarily shutting down its comments section, some took it to mean they were giving up on comments altogether. But, as the paper’s managing editor Craig Newman wrote in a blog post on Saturday:

Again, we are not doing away with comments. But we do want to take some time and work on the qualitative aspect of how they are handled…

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Comments Section Q+A with Equality NC

Imagine a world where you could actually learn from the comments section! Report from our first Comments Section Q+A:

SpeakUp NCI blogged a couple of days ago about a project I’m working on as part of the innovative and ambitious SpeakUp NC initiative of the A.J. Fletcher Foundation. I’ve been working with Shannon Ritchieon SpeakUp NC for months on the problem of internet comments: they have (often deserved) stigma of being the gutter of the internet, which discourages good commenters, which makes the comments sections…

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Comment Section AMA

I’ve been working for the past eight months or so with the A.J. Fletcher Foundation‘s innovative SpeakUp NC initiative. SpeakUp is built to help empower nonprofit experts to join policy-related discussions online in order to help get accurate information out about issues that really matter, and to possible help improve public dialogue in the process.

As part of SpeakUp NC, I’m working on a Q+A…

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demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
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demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

Take action →

The Newman Resident
Remember back when I opined so beautifully on my father’s Kickstarter project? Well, The Newman…View Post

The Newman Resident

Remember back when I opined so beautifully on my father’s Kickstarter project? Well, The Newman…

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The big three of online commenting systemscomments are something we still haven’t fixed -Nieman Journalism Lab
The internet still hasn’t…View Post

The big three of online commenting systems

comments are something we still haven’t fixed -Nieman Journalism Lab

The internet still hasn’t…

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"It’s just business" goes both ways.View Post

"It’s just business" goes both ways.

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tedx:


"It’s always the optimists who are pushing for change because they’re the ones who actually believe in a better tomorrow."

From Byron Reese’s TEDxAustin talk, "Greatness is a decision."In his research on leaders throughout history, Reese has found that one key factor separates great leaders from the rest: the willingness to make a change. Watch his whole talk here.

tedx:

"It’s always the optimists who are pushing for change because they’re the ones who actually believe in a better tomorrow."

From Byron Reese’s TEDxAustin talk, "Greatness is a decision."In his research on leaders throughout history, Reese has found that one key factor separates great leaders from the rest: the willingness to make a change.

Watch his whole talk here.

(via upworthy)

neptunain:

Comedy Central just got real

neptunain:

Comedy Central just got real

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