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February 20, 2005


Bill Mitchell

Good idea.
MSNBC.com took just the step you're talking about this week -- or maybe a step that's headed in a similar direction. Note the BLOG THIS link at the bottom of this and other stories at msnbc.com: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7000036/.

Works only with Microsoft's new Spaces blog tool, but nothing wrong with news organizations capturing discussion of their own articles with a feature that encourages readers to become publishers beneath their banner, one way or another.

K.G. Schneider

I agree with this in principle, but after reading Frank Rich today, my concern would be partisan-funded "readers" poised to flood the Times with trackbacks to their "perspectives." I'm sure this paranoia will wear off in a few hours... just in time for the next expose of publicly-funded propagandists.

Let a thousand flowers bloom, but I'm just not entirely confident that it is "unnecessary to pay a staffer to sift through and post reader feedback."

Constant Reader

Won't work as The Guardian's Ian Mayes has revealed
several times, for example
~ email lobby

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