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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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Reuters kills comment sections on news stories. Should you too?

In the early days of web publishing, commenting sections were a fast, easy way to facilitate “engagement” around stories. At the time, it was downright revolutionary — real-time feedback to stories was impossible in the print era. But that was before Twitter and Facebook. Today, it makes much less sense to append to articles a poorly-moderated playground [...]

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The Real Winner in Tomorrow’s Midterms: The Meme Culture

It’s times like this when it’s really difficult to not become even more cynical about the intellect of the American voter. In my nearly 30 years covering politics, I’ve seen very few elections that are quite this incomprehensible and, sadly, I don’t think it’ll be the last. Yes, the Republicans will likely win enough seats [...]

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Snapchat’s First ‘Non-Creepy’ Ad Is For A Horror Movie

Snapchat recently announced that it was getting ads, and it’s followed through on that promise, with the first paid-for ephemeral advertisements landing this weekend. However, I’m not so sure that Snapchat’s made good on its promise for its ads to be ‘non-creepy’, since horror film Ouija was the first subject. Read more… Continue Reading from [...]

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