Title: Future of Civil Discourse.
Reader comments are treated mostly with disdain. Journalists, editors and 'right thinking' people assume the comment section is an incubator for trolls but there are several start-ups out there looking at how we can flip the script. By changing the functionality, interactivity (journalists getting involved), design, etc. of the comment section it is possible to change the conversation - not only turfing out the trolls (by reader votes, or example) but changing trollish behaviour. I think everyone should be asked what kind of comment section they would like to see - maybe we can brainstorm at Cong.
See Marie’s submission on "Scientists are Tweople Too” for #cong14
Marie’s blog buddy is Ciaran Cannon