Reading the Comments

9780262028936_0In Reading the Comments. Likers, Haters, and Manipulators at the Bottom of the WebJoseph M. Reagle, Jr. visits communities of Amazon reviewers, fan fiction authors, online learners, scammers, freethinkers, and mean kids. He shows how comment can inform us (through reviews), improve us (through feedback), manipulate us (through fakery), alienate us (through hate), shape us (through social comparison), and perplex us. He finds pre-Internet historical antecedents of online comment in Michelin stars, professional criticism, and the wisdom of crowds. He discusses the techniques of online fakery (distinguishing makers, fakers, and takers), describes the emotional work of receiving and giving feedback, and examines the culture of trolls and haters, bullying, and misogyny. He considers the way comment—a nonstop stream of social quantification and ranking—affects our self-esteem and well-being. And he examines how comment is puzzling—short and asynchronous, these messages can be slap-dash, confusing, amusing, revealing, and weird, shedding context in their passage through the Internet, prompting readers to comment in turn, “WTF?!?”


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Valérie Schafer (28 juin 2015). Reading the Comments. Web90 - Patrimoine, Mémoires et Histoire du Web dans les années 1990. Consulté le 19 juillet 2024 à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/v9tt