Media has changed. Changed a lot. Long gone are the days where you pick up a newspaper and if you disagree or want to comment you tapped out a response on your typewriter. Now, most every newspaper is online. Also, most every newspaper allows comments on their articles.
Bloggers take advantage of these “immediate responses.” I must get dozens of comments a day on this blog. Many of them are pure spam. Meaning they are most likely computer generated to boost someone else’s webpage ranking. But, some are good, informative and helpful.
The Janesville Gazette recently discussed the comment phenomena. I agree with the Gazette. It may be annoying to have to wade through all of the spam comments but it is worth it to read the real meaningful comments.
So, long story short, comment, comment and keep commenting. I do read the comments. It’s what keeps making this “new media” better and better.