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Disqus Is Now Including Sponsored Comments

Disqus announced that it has been testing Sponsored Comments for the past month, and that it’s now expanding the new ad unit so that “it’ll be more likely that you come across” one. Here’s what one might look like: If you use Disqus, but have ads turned off, you don’t have to worry about them appearing. This follows another ad …

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Re/code (The New All Things D) Introduced For The New Year

Back in September, The Wall Street Journal and its tech site All Things D announced that they were parting ways, and now with the new year, we get to see both the new Wall Street Journal tech section and the new All Things D. The new All Things D is not actually called All Things D at all, but is …

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Tumblr Search Gets Smarter, NSFW Content Easier to Manage

Tumblr has just announced a big improvement to their search function, one that they say will help users better explore the 65 billion posts now currently housed on the site (65 billion posts, yeah). Now, when you search a term, the results page shows posts that mention said term, not just the ones tagged with those terms. For instance, a …

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How Google Evaluates The Merit Of A Guest Blog Post

It’s Matt Cutts video time again. This time, he answers the question: “How can I guest blog without it looking like I pay for links?” “Let’s talk about, for example, whenever we get a spam report, and we dig into it in the manual webspam team, usually there’s a pretty clear distinction between an occasional guest blog versus someone who …

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Mayim Bialik Opens Up About Divorce Blog

Mayim Bialik, one of the stars of “Big Bang Theory”, has been penning blogs for Kveller–a site devoted to Jewish parenting–for a while now. In the past, her writings have gotten her a lot of attention–some unwanted–because of her belief in “attachment parenting” and lengthy breastfeeding. Recently, she began posting about another controversial subject: her divorce. “I wanted to write …

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Tumblr Isn’t Removing Porn, Just Making It a Hell of a Lot Harder to Find

Imagine someone baked you a cookie and promised you that you could have it whenever you wanted. “You promise not to take it away?” you ask them. “Yes,” they say. “I promise. Even though your dad doesn’t really want you to have cookies, I promise that I’ll leave the cookie in your house for you.” Then, let’s imagine that they …

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Instagram Finally Lets You Embed Photos (and Videos, of Course)

Instagram has just announced that they are now allowing photo and video embeds – something that the service has needed for as long as it’s been around. Now, anyone wishing to embed a photo or video in an article for their blog or website will be able to do so with an automatically generated embed code, now available via a …

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WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr

WordPress might have quite a bit to gain by Yahoo’s purchasing of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. As noted, a bunch of Tumblr users are already freaking out about Yahoo buying the massively popular blogging platform (and the promise of new ads coming into the feed likely isn’t doing anything to slow the freak-out down). Even before the acquisition was officially …

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Tumblr Porn Not Likely to Be a Problem for Mayer, Yahoo

The news the Yahoo is acquiring Tumblr for $1.1 billion has brought along its fair share of grumbling from the Tumblr community. Though Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer promised “not to screw it up,” Tumblr users are worried that Yahoo will march in and paint their beloved blogging platform purple – cleaning it up and making it more “family friendly” in …

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WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases

The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are using WordPress, up from 48% a year ago. To come up with the top blogs, Pingdom looked to Technorati, which …

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Tumblr Launches New Mobile Ads

Users of Tumblr’s iOS and Android apps will begin to see ads in their streams – ones that look and feel like organic blog posts inside the apps. The new ad push marks a first for Tumblr – putting sponsored content in the same context as regular posts. First reported by AdAge, users will now see as many as four …

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Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs

As I reported in October in 2011, and others picked up on about five months later, Google would be launching a Google+-based comment platform for blogs. Today, Google made the announcement, but it’s only for Blogger blogs, at least at this point. The feature can be enabled from the Blogger dashboard. “Now when you’re browsing your blog’s comment threads, you’ll …

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