Digital Manners: Is it OK to comment on something without having read the thread?

Digital Manners: Is comment thread redundancy OK?

Navigating the intersection of etiquette and technology.
Oct. 4 2011 7:00 AM

Hey Buddy, Check the Comment Thread

Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether it’s necessary to read back through the comments before chiming in yourself.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

This week, Farhad Manjoo and Emily Yoffe discuss whether an online commenter is obligated to peruse the entire thread to prevent repetition. Listen to Episode 23 using the audio player below or by opening the player in a  new tab:

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Farhad Manjoo is a technology columnist for the New York Times and the author of True Enough.

Emily Yoffe is a contributing editor at the Atlantic.