Comments on Community

Jeremy Keith:

Take Digg. It’s a nice way to find out what links people find interesting (a la but the comments attached to each link are mostly a waste of space. The more popular the link, the more useless the comments. That’s revealing. There seems to be an inverse relationship between popularity and the usefulness of accompanying comments. Slashdot also testifies to this. I’m worried that as Newsvine grows in popularity, as it inevitably will, the comments will get even worse.

Wednesday, 8 March 2006