What are WP readers trying to say when they 'like' the story about Hitchens' cancer?

New York Observer
At last check, 374 Post readers "like" the story about Christopher Hitchens being diagnosed with cancer. Dan Duray asks: "Do they actually like the idea that the man has cancer? Are they just trying to tell their friends the news? At any rate, it's a case of bad news made worse by social networking."

  • Jim Romenesko

    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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