The Entertainment Shack

Posted by Erik W on Mar 26, 2008 12:29 PM

How $5 Makes a Difference in Online Comment Quality - A side-by-side comparison of comments on Metafilter (which costs $5 for an account to comment) and YouTube (where any idiot can comment). Craigslist drastically improved the quality of job postings in large cities by charging $25. Amazon.com improved movie and book ratings by showcasing reviews where the reviewer uses their real name, verified by their credit card. The Ithmus has a high quality of comments because they require people to post with their real name as well. Hopefully other websites will use one of these two methods to improve their own content quality. *cough* youtube, digg *cough*

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