Michael Gately

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Let's talk about the Disqus redesign

Posted by Michael Gately on November 29, 2022 • ... comments

 

Hi all,

As some of you may have heard, we’re currently working on a redesign of the Disqus comment section. Starting today, we're officially moving our redesign into limited production and we wanted to take this opportunity to share a little bit about our process and the thinking behind what we're doing.

Elon Musk's reign at Twitter is here—what his early moves signal to publishers

Posted by Michael Gately on November 02, 2022 • ... comments

 

The Elon Musk era at Twitter is officially upon us, and the newly self-proclaimed "Chief Twit" has wasted no time in making a number of high-profile moves and announcements designed to shake things up. 

Advanced Moderation is freeing publishers from the moderation migraine

Posted by Michael Gately on October 26, 2022 • ... comments

When considering the various pros and cons of employing an on-site comments section, publishers can sometimes feel a bit wary of the potential burden of comment moderation that comes along with one. We totally get it—after all, the prospect of having to manually sift through and review each incoming comment is a daunting one, especially so for overstretched editorial and community management teams, as well as for sites that generate large volumes of comments.

How Disqus helps publishers stay recession-proof

Posted by Michael Gately on October 05, 2022 • ... comments

 

Each new day, it seems, brings with it another round of bleak warnings about the global economic situation. A global recession, according to the doomsayers, is inevitable and may only be months, weeks, or even days away from starting officially. Some are saying that the recession has already begun. While we all wait to see what exactly the future holds, all indications point to some bumpiness ahead.

3 tips for navigating the current macroeconomic uncertainty as a publisher

Posted by Michael Gately on August 24, 2022 • ... comments

Déjà vu all over again?

New: Advanced Moderation tools that set the tone for your community

Posted by Michael Gately on August 02, 2022 • ... comments

 

Let's face it—you, as a Disqus publisher, don't have the time or resources to sit there and manually review each comment being posted to your comments section, do you? 

Introducing Reactions Analytics!

Posted by Michael Gately on July 14, 2022 • ... comments

Let's face it—as extraordinarily busy people, we don't always have enough time to respond to everything we see on the internet. Sometimes we only have enough time to react.

3 Tips for Publishers Looking to Engage Gen Z

Posted by Michael Gately on June 08, 2022 • ... comments

 

Gen Z, born roughly between 1997 and 2012, possesses an estimated $150 billion in collective buying power. They have now surpassed millennials as the largest generation, and there are many characteristics that make them unique.

As Elon Musk era kicks off, the time is now for publishers to take back control

Posted by Michael Gately on May 05, 2022 • ... comments

 

Last week we published a post on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter for $44 billion. The deal has opened up wide-ranging conversations about where Twitter’s strategy on moderation and free speech might be headed once Musk is officially at the helm of the social media platform. Let’s explore the possible directions in which the Elon Musk Twitter era might take us, and how publishers can plan to navigate them and come out ahead. 

How should publishers react to Elon Musk clinching deal for Twitter?

Posted by Michael Gately on April 25, 2022 • ... comments

 

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