1019: First Post
Title text: 'Nuh-uh! We let users vote on comments and display them by number of votes. Everyone knows that makes it impossible for a few persistant voices to dominate the discussion.'
This comic displays how much money goes into advertising vs. how much money is actually needed to do basically the same thing. The left graphic shows a $1,500,000 budget for ads on news sites every day until the election. The right graphic shows $200,000 that can be used with virtually the same results just by giving tech-savvy users salary to troll websites and make sure the employer's view is dominating the discussion. This practice is widely used, though most of America is unaware of it.
Many internet sites today that you can comment on display the comments in the order they are received, with the first post showing up at the top of the comments, just after the article ends. This comic shows the massive flaw in this programming.