Tag: comments section

by Ben DeJarnette

Lizzy Acker is no stranger to harassment in the comments section. As web editor at the alternative newspaper Willamette Week in Portland, Oregon, Acker used to spend untold hours breaking up vitriolic cyber-fights, censoring hateful comments and trying to moderate a digital trollosphere that never goes to sleep. “There were certain people who spent more […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. No comments allowed on Reddit’s new news site ‘Upvoted’ (Julia Greenberg / Wired) 2. Twitter unveils its own news digests, and some news orgs are participating (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Are comments dead, or have media outlets just given up on them? (Mathew Ingram / Fortune) 4. Shareable, concise, authentic: The BBC’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Ad blockers shoot to the top of iPhone app store chart after debut day (Mark Bergan / Re/code) 2. Apple vs Google vs Facebook and the slow death of the web (Nilay Patel / The Verge) 3. Facebook’s ‘Like’ buttons will soon track your web browsing to target ads (Tom Simonite / MIT Tech […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Cuba, an underground network armed with USB drives does the work of Google and YouTube (Sarah Kessler / Fast Company) 2. People want screens on their car dashboards, but is it safe? (Sarah McBride & Paul Lienert / Huffington Post) 3. A globalized world demands globalized investigative reporting; study outlines how to do […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. The Apple Watch will expose how little publishers know about their readers (Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab) 2. Last year, the Sun Sentinel made digital a priority. So how’s it going? (Kristen Hare / Poynter) 3. Why publishers struggle to monetize their paywall data (Lucia Moses / Digiday) 4. Readers have mixed feelings about […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. New social network is all college, all the time (Casey Fabris / Chronicle of Higher Education) 2. Distance ed myths debunked (Carl Straumsheim / Inside Higher Ed) 3. How AltSchool blends old-fashioned learning with new technology (Mary Jo Madda / EdSurge) 4. In new video, Michigan Daily writers read mean reader comments & tweets […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. 7 things to love about reddit’s first transparency report (Rainey Reitman / Electronic Frontier Foundation) 2. Report: Google, Amazon, others fork out for AdBlock Plus ‘unblock’ (Kat Hall / The Register) 3. Guardian digital chief: Killing off comments ‘a monumental mistake’ (Paul McNally / News:Rewired) 4. Ben Thompson: The one-man blog isn’t dead, it’s […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Updated apology digs bigger hole for Rolling Stone (Erik Wemple / Washington Post) 2. St. Louis Post-Dispatch turns off comments in response to Ferguson-related racist remarks (via St. Louis Post-Dispatch) 3. On managing change: Chris Hughes and The New Republic (Ken Doctor / Capital New York) 4. YouTube in a ‘fire drill’ over risk […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Report: Stories about politics inspire best/worst comments (Andrew Beaujon / Poynter) 2. Twitter now lets you receive direct messages from any follower (Tom Warren / The Verge) 3. YouTube Partner: We are “not happy” with money from subscription channels (Lucas Shaw / The Wrap) 4. Who’s behind the sponsored content at BuzzFeed, Gawker, Hearst […] more »