But it’s a “final text” that - on the online versions of newspapers, at least - is being revised, but furtively. How can “comments” move beyond annotation or intrusion? Do they need to be a formalised part of the text - surely the future envisioned by this thought is newspapers-as-wikipedia - a constantly frothing & upturning collaboration - which has its own problems.
Moving away from that perhaps the fact that facebook sign-in is enabled is more interesting - alongside frictionless sharing becoming the norm - the trend is brand creation rather than anonymity or multiple disposable identities - will that lead to accountability? Privacy is dead, and we’re ok with signing our real names to its death warrant.