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Instagram is changing comments in a big way
The company is updating its comments so users can like each other's comments on posts, the Facebook-owned company announced on Tuesday. The app is also adding the ability to turn off commenting on specific posts and remove followers from private accounts without using the block button.
Instagram  comments  socialmedia  redesign  Mashable  2016 
december 2016 by inspiral
Instagram nixes naughty comments | TechCrunch
Comment reels can become cesspools, especially on celebrity social media posts that get replies by the thousands. But now Instagram is letting its new business pages take out the trash with a new Comment Moderation option. It “Blocks comments with words or phrases often reported as offensive from appearing on your posts.”

Instagram confirms to me that the feature rolled out yesterday and can be found in the settings of accounts that have turned on the Business Page option.
Instagram  comments  moderation  launch  community  socialmedia  Techcrunch  2016 
july 2016 by inspiral
Facebook now lets users comment with a video | TechCrunch
Facebook launched video comments today, a feature that acknowledges the meteoric rise and continued growth of online video creation and consumption.

By 2020, internet video traffic will represent 82% of all consumer internet traffic, according to forecasts from the Cisco Visual Networking Index.

It could also help Facebook catch up, yes catch up, to Snapchat in terms of daily videos viewed on the social media platform. As per Mary Meeker’s 2016 Internet Trends Report, video consumption on Snapchat outpaced video consumption on Facebook in the first quarter of 2016.
Facebook  mobilevideo  comments  launch  growth  FacebookVideo  Techcrunch  2016 
june 2016 by inspiral
Tumblr is finally bringing comments back and making them way more useful
First up, Tumblr is bringing back replies and making them much more conversational; the company had killed them off in November after people were upset about a September redesign. Removing replies altogether made some users even more upset, but Tumblr said they’d make a return soon.

Now that they’re back, authors can reply to their own post. That’s a big difference from before, when replies were essentially a comments section where the author had no agency as a conversation unfolded under it. The author can join in and provide perspective on a particular post, fend off negative comments, or join in on a silly thread.

There’s more too: Users can also now reply to a post multiple times, and replies now work on reblogs instead of just original posts. That said, if you’d rather a conversation not evolve on a reblog instead of your original post, you can now adjust that in your settings.

You can also adjust privacy with three options:

Everyone can reply
Users you follow and Users following you for a week can reply
Only Tumblrs you follow can reply
Notes are also getting a new look to emphasize the new reply feature. In particular, a new Simplified Notes view filters conversation so that only those with added commentary show up, instead of making users sift through a mass of empty reblogs and Likes to view interesting conversations. That said, you can still see who’s reblogged a post or liked it by expanding a summary section at the top of the list.

All these features should help make Tumblr feel a bit more like a traditional social network, where commenting and replying to posts are an expected part of the interaction process. Perhaps it could even help onboard some new users.
Tumblr  socialmedia  microblogging  blogging  comments  redesign  TheNextWeb  2016 
march 2016 by inspiral
Livefyre | Blog
Livefyre Sidenotes is the world’s first enterprise product for in-line comments, available to every customer using LiveComments, any WordPress users via a plugin, and across millions of pages on, marking the first time in history that consumers will have widespread access to annotation-style comments.
webjournalism  comments  socialmedia  utility  Sidenotes  Livefyre 
february 2016 by inspiral
Comment sections are on their way out | PandoDaily
Here’s why: though it was never the intention, time has shown that comment sections often create a negative space and provide a negative experience — to the reader, the writer, and to the publisher. That is one of the defining reasons my website — Bustle — made the conscious decision to launch without comments, as reported last week by Slate columnist Amanda Hess while discussing Jezebel’s recent struggle with comment sections.
comments  webjournalism  critique  Bustle  PandoDaily  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Byron the bulb: how the velocity of journalism is changing | The Verge
Stories have traditionally been presented as final, fixed things. The paper that prints a story on the front page doesn’t share the rough drafts, the corrections, the anxious notes to self, the agonizing over word choices ("should we call this person a ‘looter’ or a ‘protestor’?") that are part of that story coming together. Only if a change is deemed important enough, and only if it’s decided upon after going to press, is any revision shared or explained. But we’re long past the point where stories are published once (and only once), at only one time. Who’s to say the revisions that happen after a certain point are any more important than the ones that came before? Who’s to say that all of the decisions that went into that story aren’t part of the story itself? Why does a Wikipedia post reveal more about its creation than a story from the New York Times? The basic tools are already here: version control and comments. But the former are oriented inward (and rarely, if ever, shared) and the latter are relegated to the pews: comments are for outsiders to make, and for writers and editors to defend. A better future would open the comments writers and editors make with one another, and invite readers in. (Here I’ll add that my work at Editorially — and, now, Vox Media — has centered around laying the groundwork for this kind of open collaboration and experimentation.)
journalism  webjournalism  collaboration  iterate  comments  innovation  TheVerge  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
Just Kill All of the Comments Already - Pacific Standard: The Science of Society
An argument for the end of comments isn’t actually an argument against the value of comments. They just don’t belong at the end of or alongside posts.
webjournalism  comments  sexism  Gawker  Kinja  critique  PacificStandard  2014 
august 2014 by inspiral
The threat facing online comments -
In the early days of the internet, there was much talk of how the web would connect us all, thereby furthering knowledge and fostering community. Yet for all its advocates’ and early adopters’ optimism about its potential to enable us to organise, think and influence one another, freed from institutional supervision or what the newcomers frequently described as “mainstream media bias”, one thing has remained consistently problematic: comments posted under articles or blogs (or “below the line” in internet-speak).
webjournalism  freedomofspeech  comments  legal  review  FinancialTimes  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral
3 ways to think more creatively about comments | Media news
Speaking at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, ProPublica's senior engagement editor, Amanda Zamora, shared three ways to think about online comments that could create a different experience for readers and journalists
webjournalism  comments  consumergeneratedcontent  webdesign  bestpractice  2014 
may 2014 by inspiral
Facebook CTRs, comments and shares are all up; so why are marketers so unhappy?
According to the new Adobe Digital Index Q1 2014 Social Intelligence Report, “Facebook is back at the top of the mountain.”
Facebook  socialmedia  sharing  like  comments  growth  statistics  advocacy  Adobe  MarketingPilgrim  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral
Commenting Platform Disqus Introduces Sponsored Comments | TechCrunch
It sounds like a Sponsored Comment is basically a Featured Comment that advertisers pay for, occupying the same spot at the top of the thread. Not only should it bring in money for Disqus and the publisher, but Fleck suggested that it’s good for marketers, too, because it helps them advertise on “passion blogs around specific topics,” which might not be large enough to employ their own sales team.
Disqus  FeaturedComments  SponsoredComments  launch  onlineadvertising  nativeadvertising  comments  TechCrunch  2014 
april 2014 by inspiral

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