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Doug Feaver, the former executive editor of the Washington Post, has a great column up about comments and the value of allowing them to not only be anonymous but unmoderated (other than by fellow commenters). This is a case I have tried -- and continue to try -- to make at the Globe and Mail,…

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A column by Judith Timson in the Globe and Mail this week got me thinking again (not like I ever really stop) about comments on blogs and news stories and other places, and the value that they bring. Judith's column was in many ways a lament for the death of civilized discourse, and a criticism…

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I'm cross-posting this from my blog at the Globe and Mail, as part of my ongoing attempt to talk about what we're trying to do at the newspaper when it comes to comments, blogs, forums and other ways that we interact with readers. Feel free to respond here or at the Globe blog -- where…

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One of the announcements that came out of the TechStars event today was that Automattic, the parent company of Wordpress, has acquired the hosted blog-comment service Intense Debate for an undisclosed amount. You can read Wordpress founder Matt Mullenweg's thoughts about it, as well as those of Automattic CEO Toni Schneider and Intense Debate co-founder…

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David Foster Wallace, 1962-2008

by Mathew on September 14, 2008 · 10 comments

This doesn't really have much to do with the Web or new media or anything like that, but I feel compelled to take some notice of the fact that David Foster Wallace is dead. His wife apparently came home Friday night to find that the author had hung himself in their home in Claremont, California.…

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