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“The ignorant words of morons…”

August 3, 2010

I am so sick and tired of Reuters’ public comments section. I expect to come to Reuters for expert world NEWS, not the ignorant words of morons with political axes to grind. What a complete waste.

gbu comments 320 thisDespite 20-something tech entrepreneurs thinking they know it all, participation isn’t a good thing for news; when it comes to world affairs, I expect to read the work of real professionals, not have those professionals drowned out by the uninformed opinions of the masses.

I won’t be visiting Reuters web site any more. It seems Thomson Retuers, despite its value proposition aiming for the opposite, has yet to realize information overload isn’t valuable at all.

You forget that social media is only valuable if the content is valuable, and 99.9% of public comments on your site are anything but.

Ugh, why bother with this insane cacophony?

Chris

Let me get this straight. Is somebody holding you at gunpoint and forcing you to read these comments?

Because if I hated something as much as you seem to hate these, when I got to the clearly marked COMMENTS line I’d just stop reading and move on to the next story: GBU Editor

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Chris, there is an age-old remedy for your troubles. First, relax..take it nice and easy. Next, unclench your bum cheeks. Finally, allow the bug to crawl out. Try it, it works.

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We found him! That’s the guy who drives so slowly past the accident, craning his neck to see, that it takes 15 minutes to get past on the OTHER side of I4! He just can’t help himself.

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