On comments and different approaches to them

So Popular Science decided to shut down all comments, yet other sites like YouTube are taking a different approach, prioritizing more relevant comments over others. . . we’ve said that comments are not always so useful, or at least they often seem to reflect the views of a vocal minority rather than being necessarily representative of the general readership or population.

But is it a good idea to shut down the conversation altogether? What do you think of Popular Science’s approach to stemming the tide of trolling and misinformation?

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One Response to On comments and different approaches to them

  1. erinbailie says:

    http://www.themilitantbaker.com/2013/09/i-never-read-comments-but-sometimes.html

    Another interesting approach to comments from a media-producer standpoint.

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