Burst your (filter) bubble: read the comments

Despite the surge in discussion around the effects of social media “filter bubbles” on recent events, most of us continue to wall ourselves...

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How newsrooms lost the battle against Facebook, and how they’ll win the war.

The first volley sounded on September 5th, 2006. News Feed, the latest product from a scrappy young Facebook, began its 10-year battle to...

Why news sites need comments

Audiences will hang out on a site for hours each day if there are interesting people to talk to. Social platforms like Facebook understand...

How we stopped the “work from home” spammers

Large sites usually struggle with spam in their comment sections, but no type of spam has been more difficult to deal with than the classic...

A soap bubble freezes in the snow

Burst your (filter) bubble: read the comments

Despite the surge in discussion around the effects of social media “filter bubbles” on recent events, most of us continue to wall ourselves off in online echo chambers where everyone agrees with us, and our opinions are rarely challenged. Many of...

How we stopped the “work from home” spammers

Large sites usually struggle with spam in their comment sections, but no type of spam has been more difficult to deal with than the classic “work from home” spam. It’s devilishly tricky to filter out, since it’s usually...