The internet has always battled with having a comment section. As we further develop social media, the comment section is still a relevant source for feedback and content creators. We need to keep comment sections in the web because they help draw reviews from online shopping, entertainment, and even news sites. Comments help keep a conversation going, it’s just as equal sharing stories and content because you’re evoking conversation.
YouTube has had the power to help weave out the negative comments and has helped content creators be more active with their subscribers. The same could be transferred with blog post and any other audience guided site. “You must also take into account the rapidly growing audience for YouTube, more people means more opinions.” The comment section is filled with both positive and negative comments but weaving through internet trolls has to be a big issue because those are the comments that happen to get more attention. The comment section has helped evaluate reasonable feedback while involving the audience. Even though some news sites are only posting comments within 24 hours of being posted. The NY Times has people observing the comments in order to flag those that may be negative or insensitive. The NY Times encourages their audience to comment so they could evoke conversation within their sire.
The difference between both of these platforms is YouTube could be more informal while a news site is more formal, but when they both reach mainstream media platforms such as facebook or twitter, one can’t really avoid negative comments. Cyberbullying is relevant with today’s youth but this shouldn’t be the only reason why the comment section should be taken down. Upcoming sites need feedback and reviews. Adults should have the skill of maneuvering through negative comments, real impactful creators can’t be strung over negative comments because that will not let any site grow. The comment section is just as important as the content because it is adding to the conversation, Imagine just sharing content with no comment. The feedback isn’t beneficial because no comment was attached. This of course being a reasonable comment. News sites need comments because they need people, and more than anything, people want to connect with other people.
Comments help build the conversation and are a major factor towards adding the content purpose. Every YouTube video, blog site, or even shopping site want a comment section because it ultimately helps them grow as a content creator. Overall, the comment section has brought many sites’ quality up and has sparked more audience involvement. If we didn’t have the comment section, content creators would be just talking to a wall or it would all be one sided with no feedback. Although it is all free entertainment, millions could be viewing and that alone will make anyone want to give out their best work. The internet is global and so is the conversation within the comment section.