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Popular Site Aims To Set ‘Blueprint’ For Fighting Online Misogyny

Last week, Drew Curtis, CEO of the popular news aggregation site Fark, announced that the site is cracking down on misogyny in comment threads. Do you think popular websites do enough to keep misogynistic comments away from users? Share your thoughts in the comments. As you probably know (especially if you’re a woman), there are a lot of terrible people …

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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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Cutts: Don’t Worry About Grammatical Errors In Your Blog Comments

In his latest “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers a question that a lot of people have probably wondered, particularly since Google launched the Panda update in 2011: how do the comments on your blog affect how Google sees the quality of your pages? The exact wording of the question was: Should I correct the grammar on comments to …

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YouTube Gives Users New Comment Management Page

Google has launched a new Comments page for video creators so they can manage their comments from a single place. Recent changes to the commenting system have caused a great deal of backlash among users. Some of that (but certainly not all of it) was related to this. In a blog post, YouTube engineer Patrick Doyle wrote, “Many of you …

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What Was Worse In 2013 – Yahoo Mail Or YouTube Comments?

Google and Yahoo are two of the biggest tech firms around. They service millions of users everyday with products ranging from email and search to video and news. In 2013, they also became some of the most hated companies in tech. People hate change. Yahoo and Google tried to implement some changes into their flagship products and in the process …

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This Reddit Top-200 Visualization Will Help You Waste the Day Away

It’s almost the Thanksgiving holiday, so it’s not like you’re doing anything productive anyway. With that in mind, a new data visualization is here to kill hours, if not days of your life. It’s the 200 top-scoring reddit posts of all time, organized by subreddit. When it comes to “score” (the net numbers of upvotes minus downvotes), it’s clear that …

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Are These The YouTube Comment Fixes Users Are Looking For?

Earlier this month, Google launched a new commenting system on YouTube powered by Google+. Google said in its announcement that the “comments you care about” would move to the top. The new system also enabled private conversations to take place around videos, and offered new tools for comment review. The new system was simply “better,” according to Google. As you …

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Is Google Being Transparent Enough?

Many would say that Google has become more transparent over the years. It gives users, businesses and webmasters access to a lot more information about its intentions and business practices than it did long ago, but is it going far enough? When it comes to its search algorithm and changes to how it ranks content, Google has arguably scaled back …

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Here’s One Thing That’s Wrong With The New YouTube Comments

Google recently implemented a new commenting system on YouTube, which integrates Google+ into comments on YouTube video pages. Maybe you’ve heard about it. Have you had any problems with the new YouTube comments? Let us know in the comments. As you know, a lot of people haven’t taken too kindly to the change, and have voiced all sorts of complaints. …

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Matt Cutts Talks Blog Comments And Link Spam

If you run a blog, you no doubt come across spammy comments with links in them frequently. You may know that this can hurt your page in Google, but sometimes people leave comments with links that are actually relevant to the conversation. Perhaps they want to illustrate a point, or discussed the topic at length in their own blog post …

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Now That’s How You Complain About YouTube Comments

In case you haven’t heard, Google has changed the commenting system on YouTube, moving toward a Google+-based approach. Users aren’t very happy about it. Even one of YouTube’s co-founders has apparently broken an eight-year silence to complain. Obviously there are some very colorful comments all over YouTube (and the rest of the web for that matter), but one YouTube user …

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A Lot Of People Hate The New YouTube Comments

On Wednesday, Google announced that it is finally implementing the YouTube comment system change that users and video providers have been anticipating. They’ve moved to a Google+-powered commenting system, further tying YouTube to Google’s larger “social layer”. Obviously the reaction is mixed. Do you think this is the right move for YouTube? Let us know what you think in the …

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