WGBH’s Boston Public Radio (a new program that’s been on the air for a few months, with a rotating cast of announcer/hosts, replacing Emily Rooney’s and Callie Crossley’s shows) did a segment yesterday on how horrible Internet commenters are, and it’s pretty interesting. Two points, though:
First: This is a call-in show. That isn’t a dig: I have a running argument with my husband over whether a call-in show that’s on NPR, like On Point (which is on WGBH’s rival station, WBUR), and like most of the daytime newsmagazine programs, is somehow on a higher moral plain plane than something like Rush Limbaugh. He says it’s not. I disagree, but he does have a point.
Second: Unless I heard this wrong, the hosts were suggesting that Yelp should get rid of user comments. Isn’t that just what Yelp is? Is there anything to it except user comments?But please don’t take this as a negative attack.