Sometimes a thread of comments posted on some website or blog can actually be much more useful and informative than the original article to which they refer.
Text, however, is sooo Web 1.0.
Today’s invention is to allow registered users of a site to post their comments in the form of a link to a video they have uploaded to eg YouTube. The link would only work if the video file to which it connected was less than a fixed number of MB.
This would enable something more like a conversation or debate to be attached permanently and it might even limit the number of trolls who feel the need to insult everyone they disagree with.
Inevitably, it would also point the way to sock-puppet-as-pundits.