You're Talking a Lot, But You're Not Saying Anything

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How does commentary affect the world around us?

The Role of Comments in Online Publishing

Hi all! This blog is an attempt to analyze the role of commentary–particularly blog comments and tweets–in online publishing. What are some ways comments influence or change the original conversation, or give rise to new ones? Are comments usually productive, or too often “not saying anything”? The question for this week: can dialogue, in the form of comments, undermine the polarization that Cass Sunstein and others fear the web brings about? Stay tuned for our thoughts.

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