Topic: Comments

Ads Are Coming to the Comments Section of Publisher Sites

Disqus' sponsored messages will be targeted to what you say

You can tell a lot about people by their online comments, and that's why Disqus believes it could be sitting on an advertising gold mine. The third-party comments service, which…

Microsoft Punishes Xbox Gamers Over Dirty Words

Bad language leads to temporary bans

Watch your language while gaming with Microsoft. Today, the company had to admit to punishing Xbox One owners who cursed in videos posted on the platform. The new Xbox One went…

Quartz Lets Readers Comment on Specific Paragraphs

Atlantic Media's business brand elevates role of feedback

Quartz is taking reader comments to the margins. Atlantic Media's 10-month-old business publication on Tuesday introduced a new feature that lets readers weigh in on—and publish comments right next to—individual paragraphs…

Everything in Moderation

As the shouters grow in volume, the comment moderator's job has become more demanding

As online publishing grows increasingly social, publishers are eagerly trying to foster community on their sites. But when everyone gets a voice, things can easily go too far. Thus, among…

Why Do People Care About Gawker's New Comment Platform?

Denton and company boldly try to reinvent the system

Brace yourself, Internet. Gawker comments are back. Even though many could care less than to be bothered with the inner workings of a sometimes smarmy, frequently controversial blog platform, Gawker’s new…

Comment wars are ugly, but they can be fun

There's been plenty of hand-wringing about the nastiness of comments, particularly anonymous ones, made on ad-industry Web sites. Some feel they make the ad world look silly, juvenile and…