I usually only spend time on GM and the only sub-blog I frequent is CT, so this may have already surfaced somewhere else and as usual, I’m late to the party. If you haven’t heard it, there’s a podcast on iTunes and some guy named Rob Marvin is interviewing Gawker commenters.
Episode 4. Today’s episode is possibly our largest, because we talk to commenters Milton Berle’s Cock and cheerfulexgirlfriend. We reach for the sky here at Undressing Underground. Both conversations touch on the craft of internet commenting, why they do it, what they get out of it, and what kind of sucks about it.
Episode 5. This week we talk to two more anonymous Gawker commenters, Milton Berle’s Biracial son and 3/5 Compromise, aka Fresh Beets. We learn whether they consider themselves trolls, what they do, and what they think of others perceptions of them.
I’m 21 minutes into episode 4 so I’m not really sure what to make of it all yet but, why would somebody who claims they don’t take commenting on Gawker seriously, devise different strategies to get their comments placed at the top?
Can’t wait to hear episode 5.