On Tuesday, I asked Gizmodo readers why they’re still using Microsoft Word. And a lot of people answered the call. Like, hundreds of people expressed some rather powerful opinions about the aging office tool—so many that I had to share some of the best.
Over the years, conventional wisdom for how to deal with comment sections has changed a few times as publishers walked the line between promoting open conversation and stemming abuse. Sign-ins, badging, upvotes, paid and unpaid moderators—they’ve all been tried. Now, NRKbeta, the tech-focused arm of Norwegian public…
YouTube’s latest initiative, “YouTube Heroes,” is gamifying viewer participation in content moderation, angering several content creators who believe incentivizing crowdsourced moderation isn’t a great approach.
I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it’s worse than that. I don’t just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I’ve been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader—yes, you, the one who used to write “More liberal claptrap!” under my articles…
Reddit is a site built on the backs of user contributions and engagement, and their new publication Upvoted doesn’t allow comments. This is bullshit.
I asked you, the fine readers of Gizmodo, whether the cutthroat work environment attributed to Amazon was an outlier or old hat. One commenter’s description of their company seemed to widely resonate.
I’m really surprised that Dropbox didn’t already offer this feature, but the file-sharing service now allows comments on its shared files, just like Google Drive. This’ll make it a lot easier to add context or ask questions about files you’re sharing in a group.
This is something that happens to me a lot when commenting on things that I’m a fan of. Inevitably, I start by making a joke— like, say, that Maisie Williams should play Spider-Man or that the world desperately needs a Pokemon/Game of Thrones mashup— and then, before I’ve even clicked [Submit], I’m already immensely…
If you've spent some time on the Internet, you already know that the same characters and personality types keep popping up. There's the smart ass, the politically incorrect, the skeptical, the list goes on and on. This clever ad for Mainpeople—an international charity social network—makes fun of those stereotypes.
People have varying thresholds of tolerance for putting up with ignorance, dickishness, and other crap online. What does it take for you to head straight for the "Block" button on social media?
You know Facebook stickers—the brighter, louder cousin of the common emoji that has thus far been relegated to the world of Messenger? All that's about to change. Now, we can finally use Facebook stickers in comments to ambiguously say all the things that we'd rather not.
In a move that will probably backfire instantly thanks to the always lovely denizens of the internet, Yelp is now allowing you to send messages directly to business owners. All of your questions, comments, and trolls can now directly filter into the inbox of the restaurant or plumber or day care you would like to…
Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up.
There is some fantastic art on YouTube. There are also some hideous comments on YouTube. Probably more of the latter than the former. But hey, at least there aren't YouTube comments on all art.
In case you haven't noticed, things look a little different around these parts. Comments, however, remain the same! And as we often do, the staff wandered down that lonely ole road known as nostalgia to find our very first comments.
What was once just an infinitely looping twinkle in a Facebook developer's eye has officially become a reality: comments in reply to comments in reply to posts.
YouTube comments can be an unmoderated wilderness full of ill-will and lame obscenities the likes of which, well, the likes of which you've seen in YouTube comments. Maybe you're used to it, maybe you don't dare drift that far down the page for fear of losing yourself in the inanity. YuleTube can help change that by …
Oh noes. Facebook has activated emoticons in the comments. That means that now your Facebook page will get full of all kinds of smileys. And, for some reason, sharks.
YouTube is notorious for its godawful, subhuman commenters. Google's solution? Implementing a new regime in which people are prompted to switch their accounts to their real name. Fortunately, the majority comments continue to be just as horrendous and offensive as ever. Business as usual!