The word “comment” derives from the Latin term I will comment and is interpreted as the action of explain, that is, to mention the content of a text to ensure that it is understood in a simple way (as defined by the Royal Spanish Academy). The notion of commenting, experts say, encompasses making comments, issuing judgments, and making known multiple insights or considerations on a given matter.
As you know, there are several words that can be used synonymously with comment, although they do not mean exactly the same thing: clear out, apostille, gloss, annotate, explain, to illustrate, paraphrase and to reveal, are some of them.
Similarly, there are different antonyms for the term comment, as with words such as to silence, silence and cover.
In the new technologies the term is used to refer to small appraisals on existing content on the net, articles in blogs, forums or networks, annotations on photographs or material on social networks, opinion on a topic on a page where we are allowed to do so, for example.
It is also called spam comment to a message containing false advertising, or offensive text for any person or social group. Also receives the name of junk mail and messages that have not been requested, that are negative or from an unknown sender can enter this rating. These are usually messages sent en masse for commercial purposes and that can harm the recipient in one or many ways.
It is a word that comes from the Anglo-Saxon term “Spam” and was born in the Second World War, soldiers who were at war received the shipment of tin cans from their relatives. Spam was a meat that came in a can and was very common in the United States. On the other hand, the act of sending these messages is named after spamming.
There are many ways of spamming, however the most used is the one that is done through messages to emails or social media accounts. Pop-ups are also common, often even with viruses.
On the Internet the comments can be found subject to moderation, which is carried out by the different administrators of each page, who have the right to delete spam or disrespectful messages.
A comment based on a text, on the other hand, it is a work or analysis developed based on a specific text, which when presented usually adopts the typical structure of an opinion article. It is used, in general, to estimate the reading ability of a student and his knowledge on a certain subject. The text comment is designed with the reading as a basis and in order to arrive at a synthesis and assessment which is divided into multiple segments: a theme (where the central idea of the text is reflected), a organizational scheme (which divides the thematic sections of the text), a abstract (on what is dealt with in the text), a linguistic characterization (the sentence modality is identified) and a personal assessment (the subjective opinion of the person making the comment).
The philosophy clarifies that commenting on a text does not mean paraphrasing it (that is, it does not consist of using other words to repeat exactly what the original text says). Nor is a comment limited to explaining the meaning of the ideas in the writing, since it is part of the analysis of the text and not the comment itself.