NPR Removes Comments, Twitter Fights Harassment and More: Quick Takes for 8/19/16

NPR Website To Get Rid Of Comments (NPR, 8/17/16) This has spurred much debate in media circles over the value of comments, particularly if they’re only appealing to and being used by a small percentage of an overall audience. Personally I understand where NPR is coming from on this topic, but anytime publishers of any…… Continue reading NPR Removes Comments, Twitter Fights Harassment and More: Quick Takes for 8/19/16

Movie Studios and Other Marketers Keep Struggling With Facebook Comments

There’s a guest column/op-ed in Adweek about how the comments sections of Facebook posts about major studio releases stink. Specifically, about how they’re filled with links to illegal pirate streams, many of which are bogus in and of themselves are are just destinations for malware, phishing scams and the like. The story talks a bit…… Continue reading Movie Studios and Other Marketers Keep Struggling With Facebook Comments

Comment care and maintenance in the spotlight

From Folio: It takes a lot of moderating time to foster a positive commenting section. Writers or editors have to jump into the conversation to keep it on track, or to mete out justice by removing comments or even banning the worst offenders. It’s nice to think we’ll just let a thousand flowers bloom; in…… Continue reading Comment care and maintenance in the spotlight