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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 …

New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts New Google+ Feature: Specify Who Can Comment On Your Public Posts

Google announced via a Google+ update that Google+ users can now control who can comment on their public posts. Google’s Natalie Villalobos writes: We’ve been hearing that you’ve wanted greater control over who can engage on your public posts. You …

Online Publication Learns Lesson About Off-Handed Video Game Comments
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The recent Virginia Tech shooting, where a campus police officer was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop, has once again turned the nation’s attention to Blacksburg, Virginia. The police officer, Deriek Crouse, was murdered by Ross Truett Ashley …

Facebook Comments On Your Site May Show Up in Google Results Facebook Comments On Your Site May Show Up in Google Results
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You know that Facebook comments plugin that lets people comment on your content using their Facebook profiles? Apparently Google is indexing those comments on your site now. Digital Inspiration illustrates just that (hat tip to Greg Finn). It makes sense, …

Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features Authorship in Google Results to Include Comments, Expanded Circles Features
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Google continues to make changes to the authorship element it displays in search results. Yesterday, we reported on Google now letting you set it up by verifying your email address on your Google Profile, though this makes your email address …

Facebook Adds “Subscribe” for Users in Comments Plugins Facebook Adds “Subscribe” for Users in Comments Plugins

Facebook has launched a “subscribe” link in its Comments Box plugin. Facebook’s Malorie Lucich tells WebProNews they did this “to give people the ability to subscribe to commenters in one click, and give commenters another way to grow their Subscriptions …

Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience? Does SEO Help Or Hurt User Experience?
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Jeremy Schoemaker, who runs the popular Shoemoney blog, wrote a post about a year and a half ago called “Where My Hatred of SEO Comes From“. It’s basically about site owners who put more effort into pleasing the search algorithms …

Google to Offer Google+-Based Blog Comments System? Google to Offer Google+-Based Blog Comments System?
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In a semi-related conversation with Shoemoney’s Jeremy Schoemaker, he tells WebProNews that he just talked to a Google engineer, who “alluded to the fact that Google might be developing a system with Google+ to allow people to comment.” Given that …

Google+ Lets Users Disable Comments and Lock Posts Before Sharing

Google has started rolling out a new feature for Google+ that lets you disable comments and lock posts before sharing them to the stream. “One of my favorite parts about Google+ is how circles help me control who I share …

WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats WordPress Blogs Get New Comment Stats
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Bloggers that operate WordPress.com blogs can now see who’s commenting the most on their blog and what posts they’re commenting on by looking at Site Stats. There’s a new comments panel that provides tabs for top commenters, most commented and …

Facebook Comments Get Richer Facebook Comments Get Richer

Facebook has added a new feature to comments on posts. If you include a link in a comment, it will provide more info/images similar to how it works when you post a link as a status update. Facebook announced the …

Facebook Comments: A Game-Changer for Mainstream Media? Facebook Comments: A Game-Changer for Mainstream Media?
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If you’ve ever read a mainstream media outlet online, you know one thing’s for certain: You’re going to get a healthy dose of extreme remarks and opinions in the comment section of the article. Why? Because most mainstream media outlets …

Users Don’t “Like” Latest Facebook for iPhone Update Users Don’t “Like” Latest Facebook for iPhone Update
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Earlier this week Facebook released version 3.4 of their iPhone app. Hidden amongst the “advertised” additions are a few smaller changes, bugs, and oddities that are leaving some users perplexed on why they upgraded. Some iPhone owners are starting too …

Facebook Comments Plugin Added to 50,000 Sites In a Month, Updates Launched Facebook Comments Plugin Added to 50,000 Sites In a Month, Updates Launched
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At the beginning of March, Facebook launched its new and improved comments plugin for content sites. It brought features like the use of social signals to order comments based on quality, improved moderation tools, the ability to add different log-in …

Facebook Axes Comment Button
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Goodbye little blue comment button! A few users had noticed something different for quite some time now, but it seems today everyone is now operating with the new procedure for commenting on friends’ posts.  So long to the time when …

Facebook Launches New and Improved Comments Plugin For Content Sites
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Facebook has launched a new version of its comments plugin, adding features like the use of social signals to order comments based on quality, improved moderation tools, the ability to add different log-in options, and better sharing of comments. 

Should Content Providers Stop Allowing Anonymous Comments?
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Facebook product design manager Julie Zhuo contributed an op-ed piece to the New York Times, which calls for content providers to stop allowing for anonymous comments on their content, in an effort to maintain accountability for what is said. 

This is not a new subject, nor an easy one, and despite Zhuo taking a clear stance on it, she does present both sides of the debate: accountability vs. privacy and freedom of expression.

Can You Get More Links if You Turn Off Comments?
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Every so often, an argument and ensuing discussion erupts in the Blogosphere over whether or not it is ethical to block comments on a blog post and what value they actually add to content.

Would you rather have blog comments or Facebook "likes" and retweets? Let us know.

How Important are Comments to the News?
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Comments have become part of the news. In the old days, publishers released articles and any reader comments would be addressed on the publisher’s own time. In a newspaper or magazine, it may have been in the form of letters to the editor. Sometimes news radio programs would read audience feedback on the air. These things allowed the publishers a great deal of control over the commentary associated with their story.