October 18, 2012
Interhacktive Reading: 18/10/12
- Daily Record suspends comments on football articles - classic scale problem, letting a culture problem go unresolved for too long.
- The vexing issue of managing football comments - Martin Belam addresses the same issue from his own experience at the BBC and Guardian.
- Journalist suspended for personal attack on social media - somebody explain to me why some journalist seem to lose all sense when they encounter social media
- An announcement about Gawker links in /r/politics - compare and contrast the announcement and the comments.
- In defence of trolls - a rather alternative view
- We are indeed less willing to agree on what constitutes truth - Clay Shirky: "Now, and from now on, journalists are going to be participants in a far more argumentative sphere than anything anyone alive has ever seen. The question for us is not whether we want this increase in argumentation -- no one is asking us, and there is, in fact, no one who could ask us -- but rather how we adapt ourselves to it as it unfolds. "
- Creepy comments and favourites on Flickr - a challenging, passive community problem - people inappropriately sexualising images on Flickr, through Favouriting and comments.
- What comments do readers down vote? - some interesting Ars Technica anlaysis
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