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From Trolls to Stars: The Commenter Ecosystem

7 Ratings: 3.9
2010 SXSWi Panel with Dashiell Bennett, Anthony De Rosa, Kate Miltner, Jaime Morelli

Event Description:   This panel will explore the fascinating and often bizarre world of commenter culture. From trolls on 4chan to Star Commenters on Gawker Media blogs, panelists will discuss:    - The nuances of commenter/blog symbiosis … see full wiki

3 reviews about From Trolls to Stars: The Commenter Ecosystem
review by . March 14, 2010
posted in SXSW on Lunch
Good talk covering fundamental issues facing online contribtion and commenting culture.
Takeaways      Wasn't aware there are actually people out there responding to their own comments and flaming themselves just to dial up attention (referenced by head of Engadget after he turned comments off recently for a cooling off period).      Self policing vs moderators - both have pros/cons, combo probably best.      Facebook Connect factor - really impacting the landscape.      Possible solutions discussed …
review by . March 14, 2010
posted in SXSW on Lunch
Key Takeaways:   Potentially, the more passionate your community is about what ties them together, the more intensely trolls attack. Potential conflict when there are people in the same space using their own name and others interacting anonymously. Are standards of accepted behavior created by the company or the commenters? The site sets the tone of the comments. Tension between wanting to grow the number of users, and recognizing that core community might struggle with different cultures. …
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Type: Panel
Location: 12AB
Date(s): Sunday March 14

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