The critic bites back


General Culture, Weblogs

This article is extremely interesting for a large variety of reasons, one of which is that it is very well and intelligently written and honest. It’s maybe the most useful and detailed discussion of comments on blogs I have seen in ages, with the money quote being “The real danger confronting criticism on the web is that, in the name of ‘anti-elitism’ and ‘the voice of the people’, real dissent (which looks elitist because it is rare) will be drowned out by posturing mobs.”