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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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YouTube Comments Are Finally Getting Better

YouTube comments are about the worst thing on the Internet. Sure, you could probably dig up some awful subreddit or visit 4chan to see the worst the Internet has to offer, but YouTube comments remain everybody’s reminder that humanity is awful. Now, there’s nothing you can do about humans being awful, but YouTube can do something about its commenting system. …

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First Public Atheist Monument To Go Up In Florida

In a move that will generate absolutely no comments on the Internet whatsoever, a county in North Florida is going to allow the installation of a monument dedicated to atheism in front of the Bradford County Courthouse. Perhaps the juiciest detail about the upcoming monument that celebrates the rejection of deities and god-like figures is that it will be displayed …

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Bing Gets More Tightly Integrated With Facebook

Bing has added a bit more Facebook integration to its social search features. Now, you can comment on and like Facebook content right from Bing. “Bing already lets you view Facebook updates and comments from your friends in sidebar, but now you’ll also be able to add your own Likes and comments to your friends’ Facebook posts directly from Bing,” …

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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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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 you decide to take your Page into this new territory. Facebook announced that its comments API now supports “different “views” …

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Facebook’s Threaded and Reorganized Comments Go Live for Pages on an Opt-in Basis

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 users to reply directly to other comments on the post, creating comment threads. “Today, we’re improving the quality of conversations …

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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 popularity. Now, that feature is about to go live. Facebook tells TechCrunch that the new threaded comments will rollout on …

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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 had this to say about YouTube comments:

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