Friday, July 13, 2012

Ed Cone "What I've learned* about comment threads in 10 years of blogging"

"Try to convince the readers, not the person arguing with you.

Your last word doesn't have to come at the bottom of the thread.

A passerby can't tell which one of you is crazy.

There are a lot of smart, informed, generous, and passionate people out there.

Sarcasm does not play well in text.

Bonhomie is fleeting, grudges abide.

People are going to talk about what they want to talk about.

When you paint your masterpiece, someone is going to draw a mustache and funny glasses on it.

Sometimes the mustache and funny glasses make it look better.

*Learning something and remembering it when you need it are not always the same thing."

Ed Cone

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