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[ NNSquad ] Hangout On Air: "A War on Internet Comments? (Or Not?)"
Hangout On Air: "A War on Internet Comments? (Or Not?)" http://j.mp/HMN3oc (Google+) Hangout On Air - Public comments on the Internet date back to the dawn of its ancestor ARPANET. But today we're seeing a variety of forces changing the dynamics in complicated ways. Perceived comment abuses have caused some sites (such as Facebook) to promote systems that attempt to push a "single identity" for users regardless of what sites and what topics they're commenting upon. Other systems use algorithmic means to try "sanitize" comments, with a variety of effects. Still others -- like the controversial new YouTube/Google+ comments integration -- are attempting to combine different user communities into a unified comment flow. Some major sites have dropped comments entirely. What does this all mean for the dynamism of sites, for individual free speech decisions, and of course for the right of sites to administer their offerings as they feel to be most appropriate. Let's talk about the global world of comments -- where we are, where we're going, where we can find common ground -- and more. And let's keep it civil, please! Energetic discussion is welcome -- rants won't be. This Hangout On Air will be recorded for YouTube. It is currently scheduled for 7 PM PST this evening. It is subject to cancellation or rescheduling as required. Please do not indicate YES for this event unless you intend to fully participate (not just viewing). Thanks very much! Be seeing you. --Lauren-- Lauren Weinstein (firstname.lastname@example.org): http://www.vortex.com/lauren Co-Founder: People For Internet Responsibility: http://www.pfir.org/pfir-info Founder: - Network Neutrality Squad: http://www.nnsquad.org - PRIVACY Forum: http://www.vortex.com/privacy-info Member: ACM Committee on Computers and Public Policy Lauren's Blog: http://lauren.vortex.com Google+: http://google.com/+LaurenWeinstein Twitter: http://twitter.com/laurenweinstein Tel: +1 (818) 225-2800 / Skype: vortex.com _______________________________________________ nnsquad mailing list http://lists.nnsquad.org/mailman/listinfo/nnsquad