March 9, 2002

Attracting readers at tech sites through extreme views

Author: JT Smith

Anonymous Reader writes, "Does Conflict Interest You?" on has an interesting perspective on trends in computer review sites. It starts:

'Write about conflict and they will come,' someone said.

The person wasn't joking. Extreme point of views get attention and on the Internet, they bring readers ... We thought people would pay attention for a little while then move on and appreciate the differences. No. The approach has spread. The approach is growing in popularity from hardware sites to Linux sites to popular culture.' "

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