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After spending a few years plugging Google+ into all of its services -- even as users of those services complained -- Google is rolling that back. It started by breaking out Photos and Hangouts, and now YouTube is taking a turn by reverting the system that's been in place since late 2013. In a blo...

July 27th 2015 at 12:52pm 0 Comments
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Almost every website with comments suffers from trolls, people who like to spout obnoxious and irrational gibberish just to offend others. Since you can't just ask people to behave like human beings, a lot of time and effort is spent monitoring and policing this idiocy. Thankfully, the internet's...

April 21st 2015 at 9:15am 0 Comments
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Russian blogger Marat Burkhard told Radio Free Europe that working in an infamous "troll factory" generating fake internet posts and comments was "Orwellian." "Whatever we're told, that's what we'll write about, no questions asked, and we don't want to know." Using the word "absurd" no less than f...

March 27th 2015 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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If you've ever stumbled across a juicy quote in a Reddit thread, you now have an easy way to share it on the web without losing context: Reddit has switched on support for embedding comment threads. All you have to do is visit a comment's permalink, grab the code and paste it into your blog or for...

March 24th 2015 at 3:28pm 0 Comments
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Remember that Dropbox badge we heard about in December? The ones that'll tell you when someone else is editing a shared file? Well, after a period of early access for some, that handy feature is now ready for the masses. If you're in need of a refresher, the badge allows you to see who is viewing...

March 17th 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Recently we have seen a growing number of sports related apps that provide an opportunity to connect with other fans of your favorite teams or to engage in a distribution of photos, gifs, and comments about games and teams more than they provide stats, scores, or background on upcoming games. Fanc...

November 5th 2014 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words, but even when it's not, you can still use 'em. After popping up in chat and Messenger windows in the past, Facebook is employing stickers in comments for both mobile and the web. Use the small pictures to visualize your reaction to Timeline, Group and...

October 13th 2014 at 2:43pm 0 Comments
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It looks like a lot more of you have strong opinions on net neutrality than initially thought. The FCC has just announced that it's received more than 3 million comments on the topic, which blows away the previous estimate of 1.48 million and is more than twice that of the hubbub caused by Janet J...

September 15th 2014 at 4:44pm 0 Comments
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If you see something, SOE definitely wants you to say something. EverQuest II CM Linda Carlson responded to a post on EQ2Wire to say that the studio depends on its players to help police the "meeelions" of comments in its forums. "Unless we are actually perusing the forums when something comes up...

June 19th 2014 at 10:00pm 0 Comments
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Rumors that the FCC would let ISPs like Comcast or Verizon give an internet "fast lane" to well-heeled customers has become a debacle, with Google, Yahoo and a hundred other companies denouncing the idea. The FCC and chairman Tom Wheeler have been in damage control mode ever since, and now want to...

May 13th 2014 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Since the introduction of the new "featured comments" highlighting in Massively comments section, several community members have inquired about how it works, who selects the comments, and what the point is other than to give seemingly random people a mild internet ego boost. These are excellent que...

January 23rd 2014 at 9:00am 0 Comments