Most Comments Are Horrible—Sites Look for Ways to Make Them Better | Gentlemachines | Scoop.it
Online news outlets realized long ago you can have an open commenting space or you can have intelligent conversations—but you can’t have both. Jesse Singal reports on the latest attempts to stem the flow of Internet bile.

"(...) In general, though, it’s become clear that the old model of anonymous free-for-all commenting is on its way out. News sites both large and small are requiring online commenters to post an identity, often by connecting them to a Facebook profile."