The motives of Internet commenters

Prompted by some off-target comments on one of her own stories, Christie Aschwanden wades into the world of Internet comments and concludes that the story itself might not be the motivator for many commenters: "I’ve begun to think that many comments sections, including ours, are like a book club where members routinely fail to finish the book. The reading material is merely a starting point — the real purpose is to gather together to discuss interesting ideas."

Dec. 5, 2016

Drexel Science and Health Communication Concentration