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Why Do I Read My Article's Comments Section?

Brent Stoller | Posted 11.20.2015 | Media
Brent Stoller

This was huge for me. For seven years, I'd been sending out my writing, hoping someone somewhere would take notice. I'd been fortunate to be featured on some terrific websites, but none with the notoriety of Yahoo.

Gigi Hadid Epically Shuts Down Body Shaming Haters On Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 09.28.2015 | Style

Gigi Hadid, red carpet sweetheart and regular at Fashion Week, is taking a stand against negative commenters on social media.  After po...

9 Outrageous Things Donald Trump Has Said About Latinos

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.31.2015 | Latino Voices

Donald Trump’s affront against the Latino community reached new heights last week after Mexican-American journalist Jorge Ramos was forcibly rem...

Comment Card Scolds National Park For Failing To Train Bears Better

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2015 | Weird News

For some people, the problem with the great outdoors is ... it's outdoors. Take this visitor to Yellowstone National Park, for instance, who fail...

Slow News Day??? Why Yes, It Is. Thanks For Asking.

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.25.2015 | Comedy

Journalists receive lots of interesting questions in the comments section of our stories, and we sure do appreciate them. After all, they help us thi...

Feeling Slightly Viral (Sick) From My Blog's Going Viral

Arlene Nisson Lassin | Posted 06.07.2015 | Fifty
Arlene Nisson Lassin

I didn't exactly have my 15 minutes, yet my name went around the world, and my work was read by millions. Not my best work by a long shot, but I will never complain about too much attention.

I Am a Real Person, Sitting Here, Reading the Comments

Shanell Mouland | Posted 06.01.2015 | Parents
Shanell Mouland

I spent hours reading the thoughts of perfect strangers on my parenting skills, lifestyle, education, physical appearance and morals.

Websites Can Now Embed Reddit Comments Directly Into Their Entries

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.26.2015 | Media

Websites that frequently mine Reddit for viral content can now embed comment threads into their posts, the site announced on its blog Monday. The ...

A 'Fat' Woman Responds to Her Body-Shaming Trolls

Ravishly | Posted 05.24.2015 | Women

There are a few ways of reframing the troll situation for your own sanity: 1. If you're pissing people off, good. You're making people talk. 2. For every troll there are at least 50 people who heard your message and were ready to hear it. 3. Haters gonna hate.

The Guide to Appropriate Commenting

Heather Kasdan | Posted 12.18.2014 | Comedy
Heather Kasdan

They make me laugh, they make me cry, they make me wish that I knew a world before I thought to read the comments section and then when I realize that I can never go back to that world, they make me cry again.

Between Ferguson and the Reaction to the Star Wars Trailer, Racism Is Alive and Louder Than Ever

Bob Cesca | Posted 02.01.2015 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The racist backlash to Star Wars was especially resonant in the wake of the grand jury decision not to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown.

Outrage Is the New Black: Don't Be a Troll

Josh Misner, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Josh Misner, Ph.D.

Remember that noise is easy; quiet is hard. The effectiveness of online communication is staggering and the ease of engaging in this medium makes it tempting to jump into flame wars with both feet.

Hello, Haters!

Roz Warren | Posted 09.02.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Good writers welcome constructive criticism from readers. Give online readers a comments section and they'll often give you useful feedback, sharing i...

What If We Changed the Way Content Is Shared?

Matt Murrie | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

In her conversation from the What If... ? Conference last March, Content Community Creator, Audrey Bellis starts out sharing her belief that comment s...

Shout Out To The Haters: Addressing Some Of My Favorite Negative Comments

Lexi Herrick | Posted 08.13.2014 | Women
Lexi Herrick

Due to the fact that these are all random strangers I have come to find their particularly hateful comments quite humorous. They make for laughable dinner conversation with my family and therefore I thought I would share them.

Making Destructive Comments

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 08.05.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

The thing about making destructive comments is that if you press someone to list the ones they've made in the last 24 hours, they will draw a blank. Most of us make these cutting remarks without thinking, so we don't remember them. But the recipients of these remarks remember.

We All Feel Better When We're Filtered

Ashley McDonald | Posted 07.28.2014 | Technology
Ashley McDonald

I'm not going to say that social media was our demise (I myself enjoy Facebook too much to make such a brazen statement), but I do think that with the rise of these sites came the sudden commanding impulse to look awesome in photos. After all, we want our 500-plus friends to think we're beautiful.

'Will You Try Again For a Girl?' And Other Equally Irritating Remarks!

Luckymothersofboys | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents

I am the very lucky mother of three gorgeous boys and I could be sunning myself on my own luxury yacht in the Bahamas if I had a dollar for every time I have heard this question: "Will you try again for a girl?"

How to Answer Your Critics

Cara Paiuk | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Cara Paiuk

I have observed, with alarming regularity, how the comments sections of online articles become war zones. No one knows each other personally, and the facelessness gives people courage to speak their mind freely without worrying about the consequences.

Why I Won't Censor

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.28.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I have requested that our communications office allow posting to our Internet discussion forums of material that is racist, sexist, homophobic, and otherwise, in my opinion, morally wrong -- not merely offensive, but morally wrong. I have three reasons.

GOV20LA 2014 Announces More Women Than Men to Speak.

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

GOV20LA Announces More Women than Men to Men Speak at 2014 Conference: GOV20LA, an intimate and powerful conference brings together innovative lead...

Hey Internet... Why So Mean?

Samantha Matt | Posted 04.12.2014 | Women
Samantha Matt

To those mean people spreading hate across the Internet, I beg you to read something that interests you. If that's not what I write, FINE. I would love more views and interactions on each of my posts, but I can deal without it if it will make the world a nicer place.

Your Words Have Power

Valerie Alexander | Posted 04.08.2014 | Entertainment
Valerie Alexander

I'm sure the writers of Gimme a Break had no idea that including the line, "Is that a Phi Beta Kappa pin?" might change someone's life, but it did, and that outcome should be on all our minds when we write, when we post, when we produce.

Turning the Page on Anonymity: The Future of HuffPost Comments

Tim McDonald | Posted 02.09.2014 | Technology
Tim McDonald

After weeks of fine-tuning our commenting technology and platform, we are pulling the switch in a way that will keep the best parts about commenting on HuffPost while bringing more civility and accountability to the experience.

An Open Letter to Nikki Finke

Jamie Denbo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jamie Denbo

We the parents, synagogue clergy, wedding planners and former orthodontists of all of the successful young Hollywood types you discuss on your blog, would like to THANK YOU, Nikki, for providing such a perfect forum for us to applaud them publicly.