Two interesting recent stories:
National Public Radio: “NPR joins tide of publishers getting rid of comments”
Citing an ineffective experience that was not particularly well-used, NPR on Wednesday announced that it’s getting rid of website comments in favor of other means of communication with listeners, including social media.
Catholic Herald: “Why We Decided to Close Comments”
The decision has been a difficult one. Readers have, over the years, offered insightful, funny and heartfelt responses to our articles. But moderating comments is a time-consuming daily task. We believe that time could be better spent on offering readers more news and analysis.
What do you think? Comment below. 🙂