As an early adopter and sometimes blogging mentor, I was asked continually if this or that was okay to do. In turn, I also posed questions to other social media experts such as Toby Bloomberg and Paul Chaney.
That was then. Currently, the fun part of participating in social media has unfortunately mutated into leaving inane and often offensive comments. Having them there in quantity can denigrate the media site's brand.
No surprise, influential digital legal news site Abovethelaw.com will be shutting down the comments section tomorrow. Here is the announcement. That could create new value for the brand equity and its lawyer-journalists such as Kathryn Rubino.