I used to participate in the Gannet (local paper) discussions and they were interesting. Now that the fBook attitude took over, the discussions are lame.
'Local leaders may participate more' is a fact, but that means essentially more lameness. The local pols don't -have- opinions, they obey them.
The discussions on slashdot are all over the board. So what if there is name-calling and hatred and other crap? Sticks and stones. At least there is participation. Gannet is going downhill quickly _because_ they cannot engage the local communities well. (And newspaper subscriptions are never going to go back up).
and imo, I thought Gannet went to the fBook because they had a corporate deal to push more users and increase the IPO. Perhaps I'm wrong but it's certainly something that won't ever be discussed on a Gannet discussion page.
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