Instagram now lets you choose who can comment on your posts

Instagram is celebrating its milestone of reaching 800 million users on the platform, and 500 million using it daily, with new comment moderation tools that make it easier to silence anyone being pote

Spotting sockpuppets with science

If you've ever ventured into the comment section of a website or spent any time on forums or social media, you've probably encountered sockpuppets, fake accounts controlled by a single person — thou

Crunch Report | Waze Carpool Grows in Bay Area

Twitter rolls out updates to combat abuse on its platform, YouTube launches mobile live stream and Super Chat exits beta, Waze Carpool grows in the Bay Area, Apple Beats are expected to drop February

Instagram fights abuse with comment disabling and liking

Twitter’s sluggish approach to combating harassment looks even slower today as Instagram pushed its third round of safety features this quarter. The company announced this morning three new feat

Crunch Report | GoPro Seriously Botches Earnings

GoPro's earnings report is pretty bad, Yelp to lay off 4% of workforce, YouTube upgrades its comments system, Ford has ideas for last-mile tech and the Obama administration looks to create 48 national

YouTube upgrades its comments system to give creators more control

YouTube today is rolling out an upgrade to its comments system, with the goal of putting creators more in control of which comments get featured in the feed, as well as the ability to better interact

Instagram nixes naughty comments

Comment reels can become cesspools, especially on celebrity social media posts that get replies by the thousands. But now Instagram is letting its new business pages take out the trash with a new Comm

Facebook now lets users comment with a video

Facebook launched video comments today, a feature that acknowledges the meteoric rise and continued growth of online video creation and consumption. By 2020, internet video traffic will represent 82%

Periscope introduces real-time comment moderation

Livestreaming app Periscope is rolling out a new experiment with real-time comment moderation, the company announced today. While its parent company Twitter has struggled over the years with spam an

Vusay Keeps Eyeballs Glued By Adding SoundCloudy Timed Comments To Any Video

Sad fact: 20% of people click away from videos in the first 10 seconds. But Vusay hopes to hold our attention by augmenting any video player with comments anchored to specific points in the clip. It&#

YouTube Launches New Comments Management Tool

YouTube today launched a new tool for managing comments on its site that gives video creators a central inbox for all the comments their videos receive. When YouTube made the controversial switch to G

YouTube Addresses Massive Spam Problem Following Rollout Of Much-Maligned Google+ Commenting System

Google says it's taking steps to address the increase in YouTube comment spam that arose from the recent shift to the <a href="

Study: Facebook Comments Are More Civil Than Newspaper Website Comments

<strong>Hypothesis</strong>: A person is less likely to accuse a complete stranger of being a socialist demon hell-bent on killing babies with free health insurance, when their friends can see him bei

Google Launches Google+ Commenting System For Blogger, Coming To The Rest Of The Web Soon?

Google today announced that bloggers on its Blogger publishing platform can now enable a new Google+-powered commenting system for their sites. This means Blogger users can now use Google+ as a commen

Iterations: The Diamond Is In The Comments

People often ask me some variant of this question: “What’s a startup out there that will be a great investment hit but no one really thinks of that way yet?” There are many possible answers, bu

YouTube And Google+ Grow Closer: All Users Can Now Switch Their Usernames To Their Google+ Profiles

YouTube's comment section isn't exactly known for being a hotbed of in-depth intellectual conversations. One of the reasons for this, some would argue, is the fact that YouTube still lets people post

61 Percent Of Disqus Comments Are Made With Pseudonyms

One of the unending <a href="">debates</a> in blogging circles is about the value of comments. How do you encourage the best comments and dis

Burn Notice Prequel Goes All Dual Screen With Realtime Comments

<img src=""> TV is just not the same without Twitter and Facebook chatter. Tonight's prequel movie <em>Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe</em

Facebook Comments Epitomizes Everything I Hate About Facebook

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The best comment ever

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