4 publishers that killed their comment sections in 2014

by Ricardo Bilton
This has been a rough year for the comment section. While comment sections have always had a reputation for being home to trolls and vitriol instead of real conversation, publishers are finding it increasingly difficult to justify keeping them around these days now that most readers are having conversations on Twitter and Facebook.Read the full article

  • Editor’s note: Reader comments in the age of social media

    blogs.reuters.com - 26 readers, 1533 Tweets - During the past few years, much has changed about how readers interact with news. They find coverage in diverse places and in new ways. They watch video, use graphics and calculators and relate to content far differently than in the past.

  • Why TheWeek.com is closing the comments section

    theweek.com - 28 readers, 362 Tweets - In the age of social media, the smartest and most vibrant reader conversations have moved off of news sites and onto Facebook and Twitter