I think the difference in the amounts of responses between a newspaper/magazine on paper and a blog could be simply explained by the immediate option to comment. I often find myself thinking of responding when I read a paper, but by the time I've found the address to send the comment to, finished the paper, and moved myself in front of the computer, the idea has passed and it feels less important. With blogs, the commenting is just one click away (and still I often pass, just because it's too much trouble to write the comment...)

Maybe I am just extraordinarily lazy. :)

--Janka, 17-Nov-2005

Maybe. But does this "lowering of reply threshold" influence the quality of answers as well? They might be more informal, but they often are well thought out.

--JanneJalkanen, 18-Nov-2005

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