Think of the internet, and right up there with gifs, cats and nutshots you'll probably think of comments. Awful, terrible, hateful comments, full of bigotry, spite and venom. It's long been assumed that might just be the way the internet works, but surprisingly, things might actually be changing.
In the last week, some of the biggest and most important sites in the world have begun taking serious measures aimed at curbing the vile garbage people leave anonymously beneath articles and stories.
We've got YouTube - long believed to be home to the very worst in internet commentary - introducing filters and Google + integration. Popular Science made the drastic decision to kill comments on its site entirely, so fed up had its editors become with their effects on the site (and science itself!).