All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘comments’

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google Docs, Sheets & Slides Just Got A Lot Better On Mobile

Google jus announced that it is finally adding mobile comments to Docs, Sheets and Slides. The announcement came in the form of a cute little anecdote about chocolate cake. From the Google Docs Blog: When Jim, one of the engineers on the Google Slides team, brought a zucchini chocolate cake into the office last week, we knew we had to …

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Facebook Tests Showing Your Friends When You’re Typing A Comment

Facebook Tests Showing Your Friends When You’re Typing A Comment

Facebook is currently running a test that shows people when their friends are actually typing a comment to their post. This way, you know when someone is responding even before they finish their response. TheNextWeb confirmed the test with the company, which gave them the following statement: “News Feed is a place to stay up to date with your friends …

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New Data Shows Importance Of Facebook Shares Over Likes And Comments

New Data Shows Importance Of Facebook Shares Over Likes And Comments

When it comes to your Facebook posts, shares appear to be significantly more important than either likes or comments when it comes to increasing your reach and audience. Have you found shares to be more effective at increasing your posts’ reach than likes? Let us know in the comments. That is the key finding from some recently released research by …

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Google Is Stripping Google+ from Its Services – First Up, YouTube

A few years ago, Google went all in with Google+. Google+ is Google, remember? In an effort to unify all Google products under a common banner, Google tied everything to Google+ – including YouTube. This made a lot of people very angry and was widely regarded as a bad move. Google+, as we all know, didn’t really turn out how …

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Kid Reads Hateful YouTube Comments to Show How Bullying Affects People

YouTube is a wonderful thing – arguably one of the top three most important websites in history. YouTube comments, on the other hand, are a cesspool. Sometimes it’s easy to look at the trolling, the virtiol, and the downright stupidity being spewed beneath any given video and think hey, everyone knows it’s YouTube. Nobody actually takes any of it seriously. …

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Your Facebook Comments Plugin Is About To Get An Update

Facebook is getting ready to thrust its new Comments plugin upon users who haven’t taken the initiative to update it themselves. The new plugin was unveiled at the company’s F8 developers conference earlier this year, and comes with some new bells and whistles. The most interesting part about the new version is that it syncs comments between content on your …

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YouTube Is Giving Creators 10 Helpful New Features

Google announced a list of ten new features that are coming soon to help YouTube Creators. Some will become available over the coming weeks, and others may take a bit longer, but they’re all expected to be available this year. That’s about as specific as Google is getting on the releasing at this point. For now, let’s get to the …

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Facebook Is Testing Its Reply to Comments Feature on Personal Profiles

UPDATED WITH COMMENT FROM FACEBOOK Facebook appears to be rolling out its reply to comment feature site wide, allowing users to start threaded comments on personal profiles’ posts. For two years, this feature has only been available for pages with 10,000+ likes. The option to reply to comments only appears on statuses and photos posted directly to Facebook. Cross-posted content, …

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Dropbox Finally Lets You Comment on Shared Files

It just got easier to collaborate on your shared Dropbox files. The company has just enabled comments on shared files – a feature you’ve probably used plenty of times inside Google Drive. “Whether you’re collaborating on a business proposal or putting together a vacation itinerary, working with multiple people can be difficult. It can involve lots of back and forth …

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Twitter Adds Comment Feature To Retweets

You know how before when you retweeted something, it just tweeted out the exact tweet you were retweeting unless you quoted it yourself and added something that the 140-character limit would allow you to squeeze in? Twitter is now making it easier for you to add your own comments to a retweet without counting the original tweet against your character …

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Should You Use Facebook Comments On Your Site?

There are a variety of tools websites can use for user comments on blog posts and other content. Facebook has offered an option for years, and there have always been pros and cons of using its solution. The company held its annual f8 developer conference this week, and introduced some changes. There are still pros and cons, but there are …

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Add Value To Your Content With Reddit Embeds

Reddit is now letting people embed its comment threads on their websites. They’ve been doing this for a couple of months with a limited number of people while the feature was in beta, but now anyone can embed comment threads from any public subreddit. To use the feature, just go to a comment’s permalink page, click on the “embed” link …

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To Shut Down Trolls, Site Asks Readers to Pay to Post Comments

Would you pay money for the privilege of commenting on a website? If so, how much? An online magazine is looking to keep conversation on its articles “civilized and constructive” and has come up with the idea to charge readers for access to comments (both to read and to post them). Jewish culture mag Tablet hopes this move will “help …

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Disqus Sponsored Comments Go Programmatic

Disqus, the blog commenting product that appears on sites all over the Internet (including this one), announced that it’s launching programmatic ad buying for its Sponsored Comments product. Disqus launched Sponsored Comments back in April after testing it for a bit. Here’s what they look like: Disqus is now working with WPP’s Xaxis to give the latter’s clients the ability …

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Facebook Lets You Use Stickers In Comments (Let The Disliking Commence)

The moment you’ve been waiting for (or perhaps not) is here. You can now use Facebook stickers in comments. Until now, the feature has only been available in private messages, but now, you can expect to see stickers all over the social network, for better or for worse. Facebook engineer Bob Baldwin announced the news in a Facebook post (via …

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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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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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