The Week closes off comments to avoid 'acrimonious' hijackers

Magazine loses patience with ‘pseudonymous commenters’ who indulge in ‘vitriolic personal insults’The Week is closing off its comments threads. The US-based online version of the magazine that publishes and summarises articles from national and global media has run out of patience with “pseudonymous commenters who replace smart, thoughtful dialogue with vitriolic personal insults.”But it has dressed up its decision by claiming that it’s all about the transformation wrought by social media. According to Ben Frumin, editor-in-chief of TheWeek.com, “the smartest and most vibrant reader conversations have moved off of news sites and on to Facebook and Twitter”.“Today, the smartest, most thoughtful, and most spirited conversations are being driven not by pseudonymous avatars in the comments sections of news sites, but by real people using their real names on the social web. It is no longer a core service of news sites to provide forums for these conversations. Instead, we provide the ideas, the fodder, the jumping off point, and readers take it to Facebook or Twitter or Reddit or any number of other places to continue the conversation.” Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2014-12-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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[ Editor & Publisher | 2020-06-23 18:07:46 UTC ]
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Powell's Closes for Eight Weeks as Laid Off Employees Fire Back

In a letter to employees, Emily Powell, owner of Powell's Books in Portland, Ore., said the store would be closed for a minimum of eight weeks, forcing layoffs. Former employees rejected her explanation, saying it "added insult to injury." Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-03-20 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Weekly Standard, rightwing magazine opposed to Trump, closes after 23 years

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[ The Guardian | 2018-12-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Dark week for indies as four close

Written By: Lisa Campbell Publication Date: Fri, 02/09/2011 - 07:53 Four independent bookshops with a combined total of 175 years on the high street have announced their closure within a week, blaming their downfall on high rates, competition from internet retailers and supermarkets, ebooks... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2011-09-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Pritchard's fourth indie in a week to close

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Travel Bookshop to close in two weeks

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[ The Bookseller | 2011-08-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Waterstone's to close 11 stores by end of week

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Weekly E-Ranking: Eleanor Oliphant spends 14th week at the top

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The Weekly Scorecard: Tracking Unit Print Sales for Week Ending January 8, 2017

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[ The Guardian | 2016-01-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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