LA Times Surprised That People Are Jerks Online

from the so-let-me-explain-this-internet-thing-to-you... dept

It wasn’t hard to predict that the LA Times’ experiment with combining editorials and wikis would run into problems pretty quickly. However, early on, it sounded as if the experiment was actually going surprisingly well. That lasted just a few hours, until the expected online morons showed up and the LA Times killed the entire experiment. Of course, that leads to the inevitable questions about how the LA Times wasn’t prepared to handle the inevitable trolls and vandals? In the end, though, this was probably just a savvy PR move by Michael Kinsley to point some extra attention to the LA Times website — and, as such, it seems like the whole “experiment” was a success.

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