0:29 Joe opens the show.
2:00 Joe talks about this week’s topic: comment moderation. It was inspired by Shel Holtz wondering if moderation is worthwhile?
2:52 Gini doesn’t agree that comments should be moderated. She tells us why.
6:00 Joe explains how self-promotion and the creation of a personality effects conversation.
6:50 Joe believes that his readers expect him to curate the comments on his blog for quality. He wonders how it can be done without moderation?
7:50 Gini doesn’t want to moderate comments and likes that readers engage in conversation with one another in the comments.
10:50 Joe says that comments are what a discussion is all about and they should be stimulated and tended to at times.
11:16 Joe addresses the municipal elections that took place in Ontario on Monday night and Twitter’s negative reaction to Toronto’s new mayor.
14:52 Joe quotes Dave Jones’ tweet and says that the popular opinion on social media networks isn’t necessarily representative of everyone.
15:11 Gini adds to this point by referencing the Gap logo scenario where there was uproar about their new logo online, but a survey showed that only 17% of their customers were actually aware of this logo change.
15:59 People on social media are very vocal but they’re not necessarily representative of the majority.
16:18 Joe closes the show.
This week’s episode was produced by Yasmine Kashefi.