Here’s an interesting idea from Robin Sloan re Twitter, but can also apply to comments.
“Here is an approach to timelines (on any platform) that would be exciting: make the selection algorithm user-definable, hot-swappable… A new kind of software product! Run them as fenced-in functions, a la AWS Lambda. Share ad revenue with the algosmiths based on usage etc. ”
How else could we/ should we be displaying comments other than purely chronological?