Death to Comments: The Problem With the War on Flame Wars

Death to Comments: The Problem with the War on Flame Wars

The Internet, if you haven’t noticed, is something of a breeding ground for divisive opinions. If there is an opinion to be had and held in this world, you can be sure someone is having and holding it online… and defending it with the passion and zeal of a mama grizzly. 

And that’s putting it mildly.

It isn’t the Internet’s fault, per se. To quote myself, “We’re a very shouty bunch, us humans. The Internet hasn’t made us that way. It just gives us new ways to amplify it.”

It seems that we, as human beings, just seem to lose ourselves and our better judgment when it comes to posting comments on the Internet. We do this so often, in fact, that some folks are doing away with their comment sections all together. Today, we’re talking about whether or not we agree with this move.

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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