January 1, 2007
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YouTube Comments

XKCD, a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language, takes on YouTube comments. Thanks, Bill Humphries. 

Has anyone noticed that the bitter posturing so common in comments and review sites becomes swift-boating in politics? Take a rumor, spice liberally with attitude, and shout it from every cybernetic housetop until the rumor itself is news, and then let that news shape the 'perception'. Whether you're out to get some high school rival or John Kerry, all you need is a band of talented trolls, some money, plenty of open forums, and an audience.