Sometimes the phenomenon of Internet trolling feels overwhelming. Trolls thrive in the midst of otherwise thoughtful discussion forums by throwing out inflammatory statements and personal insults. It was enough for Popular Science to say, "I've had it!" and shut down its online comments on new articles.
CNET's Karyne Levy discusses the online slings and arrows she has dealt with in her career as an Internet journalist. She's heard it all, from insults about her personal appearance to attacks on her gender. She asks the question, "If comments can't be moderated, should there be comments at all?"… Read more