Most popular food website: Minimalist Baker

Posted by Tony Hue on October 10, 2016

You don’t have to look very far to find a food website. But finding the right one for you is no simple matter.

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Disqus now compatible with Google AMP

Posted by Tony Hue on September 21, 2016

Today, Disqus becomes the first comment system with support for Google AMP. To get more audience engagement on your website from mobile devices, get started with the installation instructions on our Github:

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Vote now on the “Best Food Website” finalists

Posted by Tony Hue on September 12, 2016

Recently, we asked you to nominate your favorite food website or blog. Whether you’re an aspiring chef, a seasoned kitchen extraordinaire, foodie, or someone who obsesses over food pictures on Instagram, we wanted to discover some of the very best sites producing the best content on food.

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How to embed Disqus comments on your website

Posted by Tony Hue on September 07, 2016

Great comments give your community a unique personality and a reason for people to come back. Upvotes, featured comments, and replying to comments are several ways you can acknowledge and recognize your top contributors. Now, there’s a new, more powerful option to add to your toolkit: embedded comments.

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Meet Batman News, your pick for the best comic book website

Posted by Tony Hue on August 25, 2016

If you look back at the top grossing films in recent years, you’ll notice an interesting pattern: comic book franchises have emerged as a powerful cultural force in the mainstream and show no signs of slowing down. Spider-Man. Batman. X-Men. The Avengers. Chances are you’ve probably watched one of these comic books on the silver screen.

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New Updates to Disqus

Posted by Steven Stein on August 24, 2016

Good news! We have some new updates coming to Disqus over the next several weeks. Included in this update are several enhancements to the platform, including new features to Engage, the comment system, and improvements to Reveal, the integrated native advertising solution.

Because there’s a lot to this update, we are rolling it out in waves to users.

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Hide that Game of Thrones spoiler using the new Spoiler Tags

Posted by Tony Hue on August 22, 2016

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens debut in theatres last December, it was the first Star Wars film in a decade. Ten years ago, Twitter did not exist yet, the iPhone was still under development, and spoilers were only something you inadvertently overheard from your friend or stranger.

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Tackling Spam in the Comments

Posted by Danny Matteson on August 17, 2016

An inside look at how we deal with the Internet's biggest frustration

Spam is as pervasive as it is annoying. Since the advent of email and user-generated content, forums, and chat rooms, the problem of spam has plagued the Internet everywhere. Even during the infancy of electronic communication, scheming dentists would spam their services to unsuspecting telegram recipients (c. 1864). Seriously, I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried:

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Get notified when someone @mentions you in a discussion

Posted by Tony Hue on August 16, 2016

User mentions let you pull anyone into a conversation that you think can add a positive contribution. Whether it’s a friend, the author, or that one person on the Internet you like to geek out with about DC Comics, user mentions connect you to others in the community so that commenting can feel more engaging and personal.

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John Oliver won't save journalism. What will?

Posted by Adam Stober on August 15, 2016

“The newspaper industry is suffering.”  So says this bit from HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.  But, don’t just take John’s word.  Time Inc is in trouble as reported by CNN.  News Corp is falling short of expectations as reported by AdAge.  And that’s just last week!  In the fallout, Gawker, which filed for bankruptcy in June, asks “if John Oliver isn’t going to save journalism, what will”?  Which brings us here.  Journalism is full of problems, but where are the solutions?

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