Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday September 06, 2012

Comments: The Radioactive Waste of the Web

If you can't laugh at this, you are probably one of the people they are talking about. big grin

At their worst, comments are like toxic waste buried under the foundations of an article and irradiating all rational debate with ignorance and aggression. And, like radiation, the effect of the internet commenting culture is spreading. The degradation of discourse online is mirrored in real-world dialogue. Adults who would balk at bullying in school playgrounds are happy to fling snide and often extremely aggressive comments around.

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