Is Twitter changing anything?

by Carl Natale on July 17, 2010

As usual, John Dickerson has a very thoughtful piece in Slate. This examines how prominent Republicans are using Twitter: The most successful adopter is Sarah Palin on Facebook. She’s been posting messages on the social network for months. This week she endorsed Karen Handel in the Republican primary in Georgia, which drew a sharp response […]

How to keep reader comments civil

by Carl Natale on May 29, 2010

NPR has a thoughtful story on trying to keep nasty commens out of newspaper web sites. What’s interesting is that it looks at the psychology of commenting and doesn’t try to lay the blame on anonyminity. I agree that anonymous profiles don’t explain all the ire and negativity. First, there needs to be motivation to […]