Link: Bob Conrad on anonymous attackers online

This is the money quote: “Second, it’s now confirmed that anonymous attack forums are part of the news business model, one that appears to be borne as a survival strategy. Whereas newspapers would once spend time verifying the identity of authors to letters to the editor, media now appear to gladly provide forums to the uninformed and bitter. As newsrooms continue to shrink and be eliminated, the “anything goes” approach to increasing news site visitation and repeat pageviews can now be spun to advertisers as the maintenance of a ‘vibrant community.’” (The Good, the Bad, the Spin)

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posted by Ryan Jerz on Thursday July 9, 2009

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