Tag: disqus

by Dorian Benkoil

It’s been said for years that the page view is dead as a way to measure media on the web. Now, finally, there may be a replacement. Advertisers and publishers are increasingly asking if “time” or “attention” — proven time spent engaging with media — can work instead. They’re hoping that by using technology to [...] more »

by Reuben Stern

Reported by Reuben Stern, Olga Kyle, Sarah Harkins and Chelsea Stuart. This week, the Reynolds Journalism Institute shows five ways people are trying to make online user comments a thing of real value to both audiences and journalists. 1. Fiskkit is a system in development that allows users to highlight and respond directly to specific [...] more »

by Nathan Gibbs

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Nathan Gibbs 1. The Philadelphia Experiment: Why a media company wants to be a tech incubator (Nieman Journalism Lab)  2. The magical (and sometimes ridiculous) gadgets of tomorrow (The Wirecutter) 3. Inside the NYT’s hyper-local efforts (Street Fight) 4. Disqus: People using pseudonyms post the highest-quality comments (Poynter) 5. How Google+ Hangouts [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

Bit by bit, feature by feature, Facebook is making inroads into sites that live outside of Facebook.com. Major publishers now sprinkle their sites with Facebook plug-ins, from fan page widgets to friend recommendations to the ubiquitous “Like” thumbs-up. And hey, why not? It’s a win-win, with publishers getting more engagement and increased traffic from Facebook [...] more »