Friday, February 01, 2013

Crowdsourcing the News

A short treatise on why I generally don't care what "folks" are "reckoning" these days, except when their aggregated reckonings are transmuted into public policy


OBS said...

That was excellent!

Sort of tangential: I wonder how long it'll take local newspapers to figure out that requiring crackpots to actually write a physical letter and mail it to the "letters to the editor" mailing address was an excellent filter?

Newspaper comments sections are about the worst things ever (other than Youtube comments sections, obviously) and I have a hard time imagining they would be missed if they weren't there.

D. said...

Thank you for the introduction to Mitchell and Webb (we'll work out which is which later).