CNN Features Commenters in Pullquotes

I just noticed a [presumably fairly new] feature of the new CNN design: a given article can use part of a comment from a reader as a pullquote on the article itself. Pretty cool, since it raises the bar on the amount of recognition one can get from leaving thoughtful input on an article.  It also gives pieces more of a taste of for-the-people-by-the-people, more of a conversation, rather than being a static, stale document delivered on a gold platter. I’m not sure what qualification system is used to decide what quote is used; in the referenced article it is just pulled from the first page of the comments, or “soundoff,” section. This also could provide for a great amount of content dynamism without altering the article’s copy itself.


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