Well +su ann lim
I guess I'm coming at this from a different background.....living in the UK, I know nothing about this journalist, so have no pre-disoposed opinions about his style of journalism or who he is or who he represents. I read +J.C. Kendall
post and was intrigued by his blog....so had to read the original content. As I said, not having any background on +John D. Sutter
I read his article at face value, and the comments after the article, the majority of which were in favour of Google+ and disagreed with the argument within.
My opinion of journalism has always been that there is a fair degree of the journalists own thoughts and prejudices in any article or argument, whether they are trying to be as unbiased as possible or not; and reading articles allows people to explore the subject further, by reading other articles and making an informed decision on the information they have gathered. As a middle-aged person, this is a lot easier to do now with the internet and all the information that is out there, than it was when I was in my 20s or 30s, when the majority of opinion came from newspapers and your parents and peer groups, and discussions in the pub!
Also. a person who is able to put across the opposite of the argument, is usually one who believes in the 'for' of the argument....I well remember my college debating days, and one lesson I learnt from that, was: if you could put across the opposite of the argument that you actually agreed with, then you would win the argument, as you completely understood both sides.