Re/code’s Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg wrote on Thursday that comments are now gone from the site.
We thought about this decision long and hard, since we do value reader opinion. But we concluded that, as social media has continued its robust growth, the bulk of discussion of our stories is increasingly taking place there, making onsite comments less and less used and less and less useful.
My colleague Andrew Beaujon included a list of other news orgs that no longer take comments on their sites in a Nov. 7 story about Reuters ending comments.
Now here are some Twitter comments about Re/code ending comments:
Argh …let's outsource discussion to 3rd party Silicon Valley software because THAT'S going well http://t.co/BSNT4DiGn9
— emily bell (@emilybell) November 20, 2014
@emilybell Counterpoint: Ban All Comments Everywhere.
— Choire Sicha (@Choire) November 20, 2014
A site called 'Sh. I am talking' . No comments anywhere.