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Sorry, City Paper commenters: your shot at the big time has come and gone. Earlier this week, the D.C. government announced the first round of grades from grade.dc.gov, which scans reviews and social media to see how the city’s departments are doing. Comments on Loose Lips—-along with DCist, the Post‘s District of DeBonis, and a little-known Department of Transportation blog—-were included in the site’s algorithm.
Days later, mayoral spokesman Pedro Ribeiro tells DCist that comments are out. “Not enough data was being collected from blogs,” he said. “Of the thousands of insights we have received, less than a dozen came from blogs. It just wasn’t worth the effort. These kinds of adjustments and tweaks are why we are still calling this the pilot phase.”
But don’t worry, myopic little twits: Social media is still in.