TheWeek.com closing its comment section

More and more often I read about news websites shutting down their commenting sections. Just today it was TheWeek.com, whose explanation cited this gem of a reason for getting rid of news site comments:

And so today, the smartest, most thoughtful, and most spirited conversations are being driven not by pseudonymous avatars in the comments sections of news sites, but by real people using their real names on the social web. It is no longer a core service of news sites to provide forums for these conversations. Instead, we provide the ideas, the fodder, the jumping off point, and readers take it to Facebook or Twitter or Reddit or any number of other places to continue the conversation.

One Reply to “TheWeek.com closing its comment section”

  1. I wish people could use comment sections for the best, and not immaturely. A lot of times, people like to comment and share an opinion without the hassle of making another account. Also, many people may need to make a comment for a certain reason and only once, making an account unnecessary. Many accounts can spam emails and may not even be worth making.

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