Posts and comments
I dearly love comment sections on certain websites. Some are entertaining, and some are guaranteed to lead to links for further thought. Others are stocked with slogans and utterances of magical thought without caveat. However, what can be missed are those posts which do not draw much comment…it needs to be mentioned that these posts can be read widely based on stats for visits. Hence this post to reassure contributors…check your stats.
Then there are those posts which much later in the news cycle or even months later catch on…but don’t spark commentary. And sometimes something just needs saying.
From The New Yorkervia Monday funnies:
Politizane posted the “Wealth Inequality in America” video to Youtube on November 20, 2012. For the next three months it received a respectable number of views. Then, on February 25, 2013 it was embedded on reddit.com, on March 2 it was embedded on mashable.com. As of 9 a.m. this morning it has received over 3,000,000 views — most of them in the last 4 days. Spectacular viral video on… what? wealth inequality?
That same several horizontal bar charts, ideal, believed to be and actual, was shown on Maddow’s show last night. It’s the distribution of income and the limited degree of taxation that is at the heart of the problem.
an example of important posts that don’t draw many comments would be David Zetland on water issues.