The Science of Why Comment Trolls Suck

Wed, 12 Jun 2013 12:12:24 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/01/you-idiot-course-trolls-comments-make-you-believe-science-less

"In a recent study, a team of researchers from the George Mason University
Center for Climate Change Communication and several other institutions employed
a survey of 1,183 Americans to get at the negative consequences of vituperative
online comments for the public understanding of science."

I've learned not to bother with comments that are neither moderated nor hosted
by a community with a commitment to civil discourse. Sadly, that describes a
lot of comment sections - including most of those now offered by the "old
media".

Cheers,
    *** Xanni ***

--
Andrew Pam
Partner, Glass Wings http://glasswings.com.au/

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