Comment Sections Are Wastelands Ruled by Trolls. Here Are Alternatives
Posted: 8/24/2013 | By: Mat Honan | Wired
A decade or more ago, Internet publishers entered into what now seems like a collective delusion: That a comments section is a necessary component of a web page. Granted, that notion is a relic of an era predating social media, when there was no effective way to talk publicly about what we read online. But it persists with zombie determination. We’ve bought into the fallacy of comments so completely that they remain nearly universal—and universally terrible.