27 ways to think differently about comments

After outlining dozens of new ways to think of a homepage last year, Melody Kramer is now tackling new ways to think about the comment section. Among the ideas for a more successful comment section: A self-regulated comment section (such as Reddit), allowing users to upvote or downvote individual comments, emoji-based comments (such as Periscopes’ reactions in the form of stars and hearts), and audio-based comments (such as how Motherboard is experimenting with asking for users’ phone numbers so they can talk to a staff member on the phone).