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Replies in Facebook Comments?

Just saw this on a post from CNN.com’s Facebook page:


I poked around a little for see if it’s tied to CNN.com for the actual comments on their site, but this appears to not have a corresponding article yet (“breaking news” being the main piece). I also looked at other pages on FB – none of them had 4million fans like CNN.com, but they also didn’t appear to have the “Reply” option for each comment.

So I’m curious – is this new? Is it something special for CNN? Is it a good thing necessarily?

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Instagram and the Art of Not Playing Nice

You’ve probably heard or even participated in some of the uproar around Instagram’s policy moves over the past few weeks. In a nutshell, they updated the site’s Terms Of Service/TOS to include wording that made it look like they could sell/use/profit from users’ photos without attribution or recompense (unlimited stream of pictures would be a positive forContinue Reading

Just Keep Swimming, Swimming, Swimming…

I ran back to where I had started more than 90 minutes earlier… and it hurt. All the way. Not every step, but definitely every mile. I started walking a bit every few minutes. My pace was now more than ten minutes per mile, slower than I’d prefer under ordinary circumstances, but this time I didn’t care.Continue Reading

My Search For A “New” Phone

My first confession is that while I’ve loved my iPhone experience over the years, I wasn’t blown away by the prospects/design of the new iPhone 5. I started with a 3G four years ago, upgrading iOS when available and skipping the 3GS before upgrading to the iPhone 4 when it was available and my contractContinue Reading

Looking At Next Week…

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Remembering Nine Eleven

NOTE FROM MANAGEMENT: this post is for me more than anything. feel free to read along, but my “audience” today is fairly narrowly defined. – thanks, the Editor The first thing I wrote online that morning: a call to prayer to our email list. In another email later that night, 9:33pm – “But for now,Continue Reading

Just Write, Right?

Do you want to write? Call this your first introduction to the true craft of writing. Not talking about writing or theorizing about words. Just writing. Let’s get started. via The Writing Class You Never Had | Goins, Writer. Click through to read Jeff’s post, but do that after we think about a couple ofContinue Reading

Today, Seth Godin is Wrong. Sort of.

Innovation is often the act of taking something that worked over there and using it over here. via Seth’s Blog: Analogies, metaphors and your problem. I have a problem with the quote and the short article from whence it came. It’s just too easy – well, no, that’s not it. But it’s around there. I’veContinue Reading