The power of comment

Number9 says history was made this week with the first reading passage of a recall amendment by the Knox County Commission. He says:

The idea began in the comment section of the Knoxville News Sentinel. The comments section had only been in the Internet version of the News Sentinel for a few months. While not exactly a blog, people began to use it as a blog having long discussions about matters concerning local government.

Commenter Brian Paone wrote one day he would start a website for the Recall Amendment. He did, and soon an entire group of people including the founders of the Wheel Tax petition were on board.

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That’s a powerful use of comments on news stories!