On the subject of commenters…

These guys are probably my favourite double act on the web. They go from the deadly serious to the apparently trivial. Here’s Mickey Kaus and Bob Wright talking about commenters on blogs and what they mean. Bob’s a fan and thinks they add something vital to the Bloggingheads.tv site. Mickey’s a sceptic, and doesn’t permit comments on his own blog. It gets a bit hard core just about ten minutes in, where Mickey says “one of the bad things [about the internet] is that you pay attention to your commenters”. Hmmm…

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty