Generally speaking blog comments are down, meaning it just doesn’t happen as much any more. I noticed on Brian Solis’ blog tonight, a very good post, with very little reaction. It’s puzzling. That post has currently earned some 700 social shares, with but just three comments (currently).
These guys and gals can be subject to a lot of criticism. Old school journalists cite their quick posts as cavalier and lacking thoroughness. Entrepreneurs tackle their opinions. Everyone keeps the traffic flowing.
I was taken aback today by the sheer viciousness of the commentary following MG Siegler’s link on Google+ to a blog post he published about Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram. It appears to me he’s turned comments off on his blog, but there isn’t a way to do that for Google+.
I won’t rehash the vitriol here; you can review them on the link above, but suffice to say MG’s been called every name in the book in response to what I thought was a pretty good post. Read More…