Gannett Corp. and the New York Times have rolled out changes to comments on their web sites. Gannett, which had been piloting using Facebook comments (a Facebook account is required to comment), is switching all newspaper.com sites to it. The New York Times unveiled a “trusted commenter” system.
Both moves show media companies are still trying to find the right “voice” for their web site users. The dilemma is whether “read names” will not only “clean up” hateful comments, but also turn community conversation elsewhere.
Here are the latest links I’ve tagged in my Delicious comments collection.
- Gannett Blog: GCI switching all sites to Facebook commenting
- The case of anonymity in social media | TechRepublic
- Obit for a Flaming Troll – Noise – Jackson Free Press: Jackson, Mississippi
- The New York Times Loves Some Readers More Than Others – Brainstorm – The Chronicle of Higher Education
- Gannett requiring Facebook for posting
- Comments on Your Website: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly | The City Wire
- Asheville publisher: Bringing civility to online discourse | The Asheville Citizen-Times | citizen-times.com
- The Times to Change Policy for Comments on Web Site – NYTimes.com
- Trusted Commenters – The New York Times
- New York Times overhauls comment system, grants privileges to trusted readers | Poynter.
- More media outlets ban anonymous Web comments | The Tennessean | tennessean.com
- Anonymous Commenters: Cowards Or Contributors? | Techdirt
- Study: Commenters on CNN.com may call you an idiot; on msnbc.com they tell you why you’re an idiot | Poynter.
- Small-Town Gossip Moves to the Web, Anonymous and Vicious – NYTimes.com
- Anonymous comments end at U-T, SignOn | SignOnSanDiego.com
- Internet anonymity suffering scrutiny courtesy of the London riots
- Google, Facebook Now Dissuade Aliases on Profiles – International Business Times
- Can gamification help solve the online anonymity problem? â€” Tech News and Analysis
- Naming Names on the Internet – NYTimes.com
- What’s in a Pseudo-name? Privacy, Free Expression
- Google is right to demand people use real names
- On Pseudonymity, Privacy and Responsibility on Google+ – TechnoSocial
- danah boyd | apophenia
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