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Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs
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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 …

Facebook Introduces New APIs For Comment Replies Facebook Introduces New APIs For Comment Replies

In late March, Facebook launched a new commenting system for Pages that allows users to reply to comments. The new system is on an opt-in basis for now, and Facebook has a few API tips to keep in mind if …

Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Go Live for Pages on an Opt-in Basis Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Go Live for Pages on an Opt-in Basis
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As expected, Facebook has just rolled out their new Replies feature for Pages. Starting today, you can choose to turn on Replies for your page. The new feature changes the way post comments are shown and organized, and it allows …

Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Rolling Out Next Week Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Rolling Out Next Week

Back in November of 2012, Facebook began testing a new commenting format for page posts. The new system added comments threads, allowing users to reply to specific comments, and also implemented a new ranking algorithm that sorts comments by their …

Chris Hardwick: YouTube Comments Are The ‘Taint Of Humanity’ Chris Hardwick: YouTube Comments Are The ‘Taint Of Humanity’

Chris Hardwick, who some may know from hosting MTV’s Singled Out or appearing in Rob Zombie’s House Of 1,000 Corpses, but is better known these days as the Nerdist guy, appeared on Conan O’Brien (which also featured Google Ass). He …

Pinterest for iOS Gets Pin Editing, Comment Managing Pinterest for iOS Gets Pin Editing, Comment Managing

Pinterest has just launched a small update to their iOS app that gives users more control over their pins and comments throughout the network. First up, Pinterest has greatly expanded what you can do inside the app regarding your pins. …

Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value? Do Your Blog Comments Have Search Ranking Value?
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When Google unleashed the Panda update, it waged war on “thin” content in its search results. Google wants to provide pages that offer information valuable to searchers, as opposed to content that was hastily thrown together. It’s easy to hear …

Facebook Tests New Comment Threads and Ranking for Page Posts Facebook Tests New Comment Threads and Ranking for Page Posts

Yo dawg, I heard you like comments… Facebook is currently testing a redesign of its commenting system for Page posts that will allow users to reply to specific comments and will also sort them based on an algorithm. Some pages …

Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments Emoticons Begin Popping Up on Facebook Comments
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Winky face! Now you can show your true intentions to your Facebook pals by leaving them a cool emoticon as a comment on their posts. No longer will our comments be constricted to boring textual representations of emotions. In an …

Dumbest Online Recipe Receives the Most Smartass Comments Ever

Let’s be honest: online recipes are a minefield. Sure, the user ratings system employed by most online recipe sites help bring the cream to the top and push the crap to the bottom – but every now and then you’re …

Google Adds Discussions To Google Drive Spreadsheets Google Adds Discussions To Google Drive Spreadsheets

Google announced that it is adding discussion functionality to spreadsheets in Google Drive. This is only a natural fit, as the feature was already available in documents and presentations. In collaborative efforts, users can hover over cells that have orange …

Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board Facebook User Comments Can Amount to False Advertising, According to Australian Ad Board
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If you run a brand page on Facebook, you may have to pay a little more attention to the kinds of comments that your fans are leaving on your posts. In Australia, the Advertising Standards Board (an arm of the …

Facebook Page Admins Lose Option To Mark Comments As Spam Facebook Page Admins Lose Option To Mark Comments As Spam

Facebook page admins have lost the ability to mark comments on their pages as spam, as they now only have options to remove is entirely and deal with the user from there. Now, when admins remove a comment, they are …

Careless? Poor Speller? Drunk? Facebook Is Rolling Out Comment Editing [UPDATE] Careless? Poor Speller? Drunk? Facebook Is Rolling Out Comment Editing [UPDATE]
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Facebook is in the process of giving a gift to the clumsy, hurried, and drunk. Over the next few days, the company will roll out full comment editing to all users. For a little while, Facebook has allowed users to …

Shared Photo Streams: Apple’s Little Social Network Inside iOS 6 Shared Photo Streams: Apple’s Little Social Network Inside iOS 6

One of Apple’s more impressive uses of their iCloud is the Photo Stream, unveiled with iOS 5 last fall. Simply, if enabled, any photo you take on one device is automatically pushed to all your other Apple devices – no …

Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You Comment Spammers: These Links Are Not Helping You
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In light of Google’s Penguin update, it seems like a good time to suggest that you don’t spam blog comments. Even if you’re not technically spamming, and are leaving semi-thoughtful comments (but your ultimate goal is to get a link), …

Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier Keeping Track of WordPress Conversations Made Easier
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There are tons of WordPress blogs out there, many of which you may comment on. While such interaction is always welcome, keeping track of the various discussions you’re engaged in can be difficult. Thanks to a recent WordPress update, this …

Facebook Hiding Spam Comments, Adding Comment Permalinks Facebook Hiding Spam Comments, Adding Comment Permalinks

Do you ever get those comments on your Facebook wall posts that are just mean, hateful or just stupid? You can remove them as the admin of a page, but Facebook is making it easier for page admins to hide …

WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications WordPress.com Gets Comment Notifications
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WordPress announced that WordPress.com blogs are now getting comment notifications, with moderation and reply functionality. Approve, spam and trash links appear in the notifications for those who have permission to moderate. “Clicking Reply automatically approves a comment and displays an …

Beware The Fake Matt Cutts Beware The Fake Matt Cutts
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One or more people are going around impersonating Google’s head of web spam (and now “Distinguished Engineer”) Matt Cutts, leaving comments on various articles on the web. It’s been going on for a while. Usually, if you pay close enough …

Facebook Post With One Million Comments Set To Break Guinness World Record Facebook Post With One Million Comments Set To Break Guinness World Record
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There is a photo on Facebook that a few of my closest friends and I hold very dear. It’s from our high school days, so the picture brings up a certain feeling of nostalgia – so much so that we …