All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘comments’

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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Did YouTube’s Co-founder Slam The New Comment System?

It looks like Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, has left his first comment on YouTube in eight years to slam the new commenting system that Google is rolling out. Its unclear whether it really is him, but it is the same account that uploaded the first ever video to YouTube (Me at the zoo): The new comment says, “Why the …

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YouTube’s Big Comments Revamp Has Begun

Weeks ago, YouTube announced that they were finally going to do something about comments. I guess they felt that it was about time for a paradigm shift. I mean, it’s well understood that if you want to go find the worst of humanity, YouTube comments are a great place to start. Until now, it was probably wise to simply avoid …

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YouTube Comments Are Getting Cleaned Up

Anyone familiar with the internet is familiar with the infamous titan that is the YouTube comments section; full of terrible grammar, angry rants, confused relatives, and the occasional, waxing-on-philosophical question about the meaning of life, YouTube comments are one of the symbols of the internet, representative of both its terrible way of corrupting everything it touches while simultaneously breaking out …

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Popular Science Disables Comments, Says They’re ‘Undermining Bedrock Scientific Doctrine’

At what point do internet comments, whether they are civil or uncivil, begin to undermine the entire purpose of the site on which they are hosted? Whatever that point is, Popular Science has apparently reached it. In an article appearing on the site, Online Content Director Suzanne LaBarre leaves little question as to why the long-running magazine has decided to …

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