Beyond Comment Threads

Beyond Comment Threads: A Mozilla journalism challenge on building better community conversations around the news. So far, nothing terrifyingly new. Paragraph-level commenting, Slashdot-style threading, collapsing, and moderation. And if I could figure out how to register for the site, with or without OpenID, I might be able to comment on the entries. (via PBS IdeaLab)

The other young gentleman in the sweatshirt running a social network is Moot

Striking, isn’t it, how Moot appears to be some sort of anti-matter to Mark Zuckerberg’s matter? How Facebook and 4chan can simultaneously be ubiquitous, but you’re much more likely to admit to an account on one than the other? In the throes of my constant and ongoing research and curiosity about comments and commenting systems, […]

Customer service, community management, and comment threads

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably been on one side (or quite possibly the other) of an exchange that goes something like this: PERSON AT NEWSPAPER WITH WEB-RELATED JOB: Sentinel, this is Ryan, how can I help you? USER: Your website’s all wrong. PANWWRJ: Really? What’s wrong? USER: You don’t use XMLT 4.1. It’s still […]

Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold files $50 million lawsuit against The Plain Dealer and others

And so begins an interesting legal battle over the balance between online privacy policies and newsworthiness. Cuyahoga County Judge Shirley Strickland Saffold files $50 million lawsuit against The Plain Dealer and others