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Critical Voices

I often bemoan the subjective and pithy remarks in blogs and blog comments. I cannot help but think this behaviour arises because we are interacting with a machine in an anonymous excersise. Radio National’s Media Report had a panel discuss why so much online interaction ends up agressive and polarised. I talk about this discussion and the thoughts of art critic Christy Lange in her editorial on the difference in writing for print and blogs and the nature of blogging.