The comments section: you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.
— Don't Read The Comments (@AvoidComments) March 23, 2014
I recently stopped reading comments on the internet.
There were days when I thought of them as a great idea, enabling instant feedback and adding more sides to any story. News stories got enhanced by opinions and by putting them in relation to other people’s views. I wrote comments myself, especially on tagesspiegel.de, some were actually ok, others are in hindsight easy to attack and prove wrong. But hey, I was taking part in the discussion and felt like adding something interesting to the interwebs.