With two posts this morning, Gawker, the bête noir of American online reporting, articulated a new direction for their popular comment section.
The first post described how the new commenting section would work. After starting a discussion, commenters are empowered to approve or deny replies to their original comment and each comment can be isolated to an individual branch.
Users can navigate through comments by the categories of Featured, Latest, and Inbox (which contains personal comment notifications).
The second post, by founder Nick Denton, described the reasons behind Gawker’s new anonymous login system, Burner.