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Find a story at http://slashdot.org that interests you (you might have to search the archives). Click on the 'read the [number of] comments' link beneath the story, which will display the first 50 comments on the story. Using the slider under the story abstract, choose not to abbreviate or hide ANY comments (“abbreviated” and “hidden” should both be zero. ..). Your challenge is to read 20 comments with SCORES of 0 or –1 (note: you will probably have to read more than one story's comments to get this many.) and count the number of such comments you regard as useful [Note: this means you should ignore any comment with a rating of 1 or above, of which there will be many]. Give examples of comments for which you agreed and disagreed with the rating. Then, for the same stories, find 20 comments rated 4 or above and evaluate the ratings of the posts in the same manner as the 0/-1 comments above. Discuss in Class 12. 5 points. For this project I had to use three different stories in order to find 20 comments that were rated 0 or -1. The stories I used were, “Original Content Coming to youTube?”, “analysis of 250,000 Hacker Conversations”, “Microsoft Pays 44 million to Samsung and Nokia for Mango Marketing.” Out of the 20 comments that I read that were rated 0 or -1, I identified four of the 20 that were actually useful. Thus for these four comments, I disagreed with the rating that was given by slash. For
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course COMM 151 taught by Professor Groeling during the Spring '08 term at UCLA.

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