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Comments. What would life on Internet be without live commentary from a motley crew of unknown respondents? Without some dumb insights and sarcastic replies?
Really, how many times have you found yourself skimming through the article to just read the comments at the bottom of the page - to participate in the discussion going on - a sure-fire way of knowing the prime bits of information from the lengthy prose above.
Infact, so many writers write for the sake of comments - a feel that someone is reading it, and that piece is not going into an Internet void. However, in most cases the comments are at a total tangent to the article.
It is only in select serious communities that the comments are also serious or pertaining to the topic.

News topics on different Internet news links have plethora of comments, not unlike this one. Closer home there are the infamous Rediff comments, which though vile, are entertaining enough till a point.

Comments make the article, the webpage, the blog, and the Internet. They are what you read, they are what shape the future articles.

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
5th Aug, 2008 13:27 (UTC)
Too good! i mean the link in ur post! and now that I KNOW that comments mean so much to the write so i can not not give you my comment as the first one now can i? he he ! now i going back to that funny link to read the comments! Hasta luego!
6th Aug, 2008 04:43 (UTC)
Re: LOL!
He he. I initially had an article from CNN / Time to prove the point, but closed that link sometime during the day.
But comments ARE fun, now arent they? ^_^
5th Aug, 2008 18:09 (UTC)
Ha, how could you forget Slashdot!
I used to go there only for the comments. And it's a standing joke there that no one reads the original article but just pours forth their opinion on the topic.
6th Aug, 2008 04:44 (UTC)
Re: Ha, how could you forget Slashdot!
Oh yeah. Slashdot deosnt count cuz its a comments forum. Excuse me, did u say there is an article everytime before the comments start? *starts looking*
7th Aug, 2008 05:56 (UTC)
Re: Ha, how could you forget Slashdot!
i normally read the comments on any article, first and try to find the article next, especially on youtube..duh!
As usual, theonion has the best take on comments... :D http://www.theonion.com/content/news/local_idiot_to_post_comment_on
7th Aug, 2008 11:20 (UTC)
Re: Ha, how could you forget Slashdot!
He he...just try any site. you will be rewarded.
11th Aug, 2008 08:34 (UTC)
Start commenting
The void fore-mentioned is, i am afraid where my writings go to.:-)
12th Aug, 2008 04:52 (UTC)
Re: Start commenting
last i remember ur entry had a number of comments!
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