22 weigh in on Web site comments

Maybe it started with a weekend Twitter discussion by Howard Owens and Mathew Ingram a few weeks ago, but however it began, there's a lively new debate ongoing about Web site comments, particularly on news sites, a topic we've written about previously.

I'm sure the current systems used by most news site that allow for users to have "handles" or "nicknames" or "avatars" could be improved upon..

Here's a thought (fleeting): In addition to real names: add real addresses or current location and display comments on a Google map. Either civility would improve or assaults would rise. It could make for some fascinating looks at the spatial distribution of opinions.

Need to catch up? Here are my most recent Delicious links tagged "comments."

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