The Pros And Cons Of Facebook Comments
- Real names and identities greatly reduces the number of trolls and anonymous cowards in comments.
- Social virality boosts traffic by creating a feedback loop between Facebook and participating sites. Friends pull in their friends, creating a social entry point to your site.
- Automatic sign-in if you already signed into Facebook elsewhere, lowers the barriers to commenting.
- Most “liked” comments get voted to the top. It also knows who your friends are, so you will see those comments first.
- No support for Twitter or Google IDs, which leaves out the other half of the social Web.
- No backups and other lock-ins will make it hard for sites to leave.
- If you work somewhere that blocks Facebook, you are out of luck.
- Your friends might be surprised to find their replies in your Facebook News stream reproduced on another site’s comments. Expect a backlash.
- Moderation bugs, no view counts at the top of posts or ways to highlight site owners/writers in comments.
Natalie Portman, Oscar Winner, Was Also a Precocious Scientist – NYTimes.com
Among the lesser-known but nonetheless depressingly impressive details in Ms. Portman’s altogether too precociously storied career is that as a student at Syosset High School on Long Island back in the late 1990s, Ms. Portman made it all the way to the semifinal rounds of the Intel competition.
Is it possible to be too perfect?
AMAZON TAKES AIM AT NETFLIX: Instant Streaming Of 5,000 Movies And TV Shows Part Of Amazon Prime
This is a massive shot at Netflix, which has been growing in popularity, partly based on its strong instant streaming library. Netflix’s streaming only subscription is $7.99 per month, which adds up to more than the Amazon Prime membership.
Yes, with Netflix you can get a bigger library of streaming content (estimated around 20,000 movies/tv shows). But what are the odds Amazon doesn’t expand its library? And with Amazon you also get free shipping on physical goods – a pretty sweet bonus.
I love them both and will keep both 🙂