Through the new platform, the news organizations said in a news release, “Readers will be able to submit pictures, links and other media; track discussions; and manage their contributions and online identities.” The news outlets can then collect and use the reader content “for other forms of storytelling and to spark ongoing discussions.”
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The NYTimes is rather aggressively marketing their "Comments" features. They previously offered a subscription to the "Comments" feature. This morning I got the "Try it Free" email. They're selling it as a way to "personally interact" with their columnists. Does it make sense to not be able to read the articles and have an avid interest in the comments? I can see it has useful applications, just not for anything I'm doing.