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The site looks to redefine the opinion poll, comments sections, and metrics around social conversations, all at once.
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The search for a clean, well-lighted place on the Internet.
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“When you moderate out the hate speech and the personal attacks, you actually end up hearing from a wider group of people.”
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We sift through the academic journals so you don’t have to. Here are 10 of the most interesting studies about social and digital media published in 2015.
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“I certainly had editors tell me that I shouldn’t be wasting my time on Bird Week. But that was the best part of City Room…We were like unsupervised children.”
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This new study uses old data, but it gives at least some hope that comment sections might not always be as awful as the reporters writing the stories above them think.
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In an unusual attempt to improve the quality of discourse, the Jewish site is putting a paywall around the comments, not the content.
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Bloomberg digital editor Joshua Topolsky on uncomfortable news design, new ad units, and why they killed the comments.
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The Verge is launching a new gadget blog that is built for Facebook. (Articles will also run on The Verge’s website.)
0Millennial-focused local startup Charlotte Agenda is expanding its model to a second city, Raleigh
The North Carolina startup says it’s profitable and is looking to expand its reach — but it’s not seeking outside funding.
0With a scripted daily comedy news show, Mic looks to add a little late night TV to the social video mold
“We don’t just present a bunch of headlines and say what we think. Our videos are chock-full of facts and research.”
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