Comments en Buying Stamps For Profit, Popular Science Ends Comments, & A Typewriter Causes An Internet Stir <p>On today's show:</p><ul><li><a href="" target="_blank">Gangs Take Their Street War To Social Media:</a><strong> Ben Austen</strong> is a magazine writer based in Chicago. He <a href="">wrote in <em>Wired</em> magazine</a> about how hundreds of youth gangs of Chicago are using social media sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">The Weirdest Get Rich Quick Scheme: Buying Stamps</a><strong> Allison Schraeger </strong>is an economist and writer whose work is featured regularly in Quartz, where she and Ritchie King co-wrote a <a href="">step-by-step guide</a> to making big money from tiny stamps.</li></ul><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 16:51:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39613 at Buying Stamps For Profit, Popular Science Ends Comments, & A Typewriter Causes An Internet Stir Beware The Nasty Effect <p>The internet is a technological forum for public conversation, debate and cross-cultural interaction <u>and</u> their very opposites. Reader comments often take on characteristics more like the roman forum…it’s in the comments section where sniping, shaming and mean-spirited insults are pelted like rotten tomatoes onto a stage. A study published in the journal of computer-mediated communication measured the influence of reader comments on the articles they describe.&nbsp;&nbsp; <strong>Dietram Scheufele</strong>, John E. Ross Professor in Science Communication at the University of Wisconsin, Madison discusses reader comments and their influence on the articles they cling to. He recently co-authored an article on the subject for the New York Times with <strong>Dominique Brossaard</strong>, <a href=";" target="_blank">"This Story Stinks"</a>; the comments section for the article closed with 400 comments.</p><p> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:10:15 +0000 Virginia Prescott 23454 at Beware The Nasty Effect Listener Comments <p>Reactions to our interview with A.P. food writer J.M. Hirsch.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:06:23 +0000 Virginia Prescott 892 at Listener Comments