Skip to comments.A Commentor Bestiary
Posted on 04/10/2009 12:33:44 PM PDT by giant sable
There's been a lot of talk recently about what is being lost with the death of newspapers. But less discussed is what is being GAINED. And that is that the Web is a much more interactive, participatory medium that a newspaper can ever be. One controversial or memorable blog entry can attract more comments than entire career as a newspaper reporter. Just as important, there is no filter -- no copy editor -- to get between you and those armies of commentors out there. And those commentors come in many forms -- more than most of us ever imagined. Here's a first attempt to create a taxonomy -- a bestiary -- of the many types of commentors who inhabit the Web . . .a list that includes all of us as well.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...
I see myself in just about all of these types, depending on one’s viewpoint and what the topic is.
An amusing article, I enjoyed it.