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Reading the Comments

Likers, Haters and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web

By Joseph M. Reagle Jr.
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Reading the Comments: Likers, Haters and Manipulators at the Bottom of the Web by Joseph M. Reagle Jr.

Reading the Comments (2015) delves into the social phenomenon of online commentary. These blinks explore how online commenting became the force it is and examine commenting’s positive and negative influence on communication at large. Importantly, these blinks encourage you to think about the implications of online comments for the modern internet user.

  • Readers fascinated by online commentary
  • People keen to learn about new modes of communication
  • Students majoring in communication studies

John Reagle is the author of the acclaimed title, Good Faith Collaboration: The Culture of Wikipedia. He is also an assistant professor of communication studies at Northeastern University.

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