"A frothing, bubbling cauldron of insanity" —... →
A rare defense of anonymous comments, in this case by BuzzFeed’s community manager, Ryan Broderick, despite the insanity he sometimes sees. For credibility’s sake, I frankly still have concerns about any kind of anonymity in the news. Biggest concern, though, is the negative impact anonymous trolls can have on the experience of non-trolls on new sites — and it’s the non-trolls...
If you have to tell people you're a "guru," you... →
Heh heh. Not sure I’d agree that starting a tweet with someone’s handle is clear evidence a “social media guru” doesn’t know squat — more telling is incessant posting without regard for the audience’s precious time. But this ain’t bad.
Nix the share buttons on news sites? →
Intriguing debate about whether those share icons on sites for Digg, Twitter, etc. do any good. I have to say I’ve never once used them, though I share the old-fashioned way via copy-paste all the time, as I did with this Poynter post. There’s something to be said for minimizing distracting junk on web sites, and most news sites are an embarrassment of such crap. Newsrooms need to...