“Is there variety of views and moderation of comments?”
Magnadude on Jun 3, 2014 at 00:01:47
“Honestly I haven't been there much yet because I've been posting here as long as they let us. It is likely to be most liberal opinions within the group but I don't know about MSNBC as a whole. I guess we'll have to spend some time there to find out.
Politico has a variety of views but it can get nasty at times. I think they've gotten rid of the worst people there, though. Sometimes it leans liberal, other times conservative. I've had some good discussions there, though. Not as good as here, but pretty good.”
“Doug, earlier you said that the economics of FB have to work or HP wouldn't move it that direction. If people don't like using their real names to post, then I don't see the logic.”
Doug Sandlin on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:06:37
“I don't disagree with that.
HP lost people when they forced them to use their real names via FB. I just meant that commenting via FB, more of a person's details can be tracked, archived and presented to advertisers in a more precise way than HP can do ... FB excels at that sort of thing.
I was also saying that while it seems like a really bad decision on HP's part ... but they must have at least some reason to believe that it's a good business decision (to move to FB comments) ... or they wouldn't have done it.”
I'm sure you noticed that folks commenting here don't want to use Facebook because they don't want to mix politics with family and friends using their real names and the privacy issues that Facebook has.
So Huffpost thinks being exclusively o FB will increase comments?”
Doug Sandlin on Jun 1, 2014 at 21:10:53
“They seem to think that ... or something else connected with increased revenue.
Why would they do it, otherwise?
I'm not saying they're right .... just that they must think there will be a business benefit to making the shift.”
“Since HuffPost announcement comments only in FB starting Monday, it occurred that there many bloggers, and it's not only they're expressing their opinions it's also the feedback comments that I was able to respond.
I wonder if bloggers will continue to post now that only Facebook comments will be permitted?”
Ramona the Pest on Jun 1, 2014 at 17:55:16
“They use your real name too. Mine shows up different.”
“Seems the facial recognition works best when the subject is photographed looking directly into the camera. I got my computer camera covered up after i read about the ability of 'others' to look loo using said computer.
I've realized that civil liberties has much meaning or else i wouldn't be defending Snowden and media outlets exposing these Top Secret documents. Our increasing digital lives and the means they're accessible, it's vital citizens of all countries be kept informed.
When the government gets into technology it's important we have discussions. Now that HP is moving into total Facebook, they have broke their promise. Over the past several years commenting here, I've notice personal vitriol directed towards me has decreased.
Anyone who disagrees with me is/was more than welcome to reply. Differences of opinion is what makes this website good. It's obvious there's a lot of impassioned opines. There's no problem with an individual stating their beliefs and if that happens 20 different posts and I disagree with all them, so be it.”
“Nope it's becoming more common. Technology is getting cheap and is ripe for overreach which the reason so many of my posts here are related to privacy issues.. This article from First Look Media explains why.