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The site looks to redefine the opinion poll, comments sections, and metrics around social conversations, all at once.
The search for a clean, well-lighted place on the Internet.
“When you moderate out the hate speech and the personal attacks, you actually end up hearing from a wider group of people.”
We sift through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 10 of the most interesting studies about social and digital media published in 2015.
“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
Recode, Reuters, Popular Science, The Week, Mic, The Verge, and USA Today’s FTW have all shut off reader comments in the past year. Here’s how they’re all using social media to encourage reader discussion.
This new study uses old data, but it gives at least some hope that comment sections might not always be as awful as the reporters writing the stories above them think.
In an unusual attempt to improve the quality of discourse, the Jewish site is putting a paywall around the comments, not the content.