Taking the cue from Tim O'Reilly's classic "architecture of participation" argument, the blogs across the Web have been set up to encourage conversations through comments sections.
Is it working?
Not very well. Much of what happens in the comment section of any blog is hardly worthy of the word "discussion." The only thing more depressing than getting no comments on a post is getting many, because a big percentage of them will include personal invectives and meaningless screeds. (As a blogger, I'm personally familiar with delivering and receiving both. :-)
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