ELSEWHERE: Are Online Comments Still Worthwhile?

YouTube and Popular Science recently announced new policies that either add greater restrictions on comments or remove comments altogether. In this social age, it seems like a given that people can comment on, well, just about anything on the Web; when sites take such actions, it may seem odd, perhaps even insulting. But as more sites take drastic measures regarding comments to combat spam, trolling, etc., perhaps we need to rethink the necessity of comments to begin with. … [Read more...]

The Landslide of Terror: Living in This Present Darkness

This week I was leisurely skimming through music performances on YouTube. It was nice, one of those times when one good song leads to another good song and so on. At the time, I was looking for new country covers of classic songs. I had just finished up with an absolutely wonderful cover of Gram Parson’s "Sin City" and was moving on to the Dixie Chicks' version of Fleetwood Mac’s "Landslide" when this came out of my computer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak9nzwj2_RYYeah. Weren’t the firs … [Read more...]