Nick Denton, founder of Gawker, offered a provocative assessment of online discussion forums like the RT today. At South by Southwest Interactive, he argued that comment sections failed to become forums for intelligent discussion. Check out the details in this story at CNN.
In the early days of the Internet, there was hope that the unprecedented tool for global communication would lead to thoughtful sharing and discussion on its most popular sites.
A decade and a half later, the very idea is laughable, says Gawker Media founder Nick Denton.
“It didn’t happen,” said Denton, whose properties include the blogs Gawker, Jezebel, Gizmodo, io9 and Lifehacker. “It’s a promise that has so not happened that people don’t even have that ambition anymore.
“The idea of capturing the intelligence of the readership — that’s a joke.”
Those of you who are regulars must get something out of engaging here at the RT. What say you to Denton?