How to Manage Negative Comments on Email + Social Media

Media Cause

What to do about agitators, arguers and the misinformed on your email list and social media—and how to manage negative comments. The post How to Manage Negative Comments on Email + Social Media appeared first on Media Cause.

Bookshare Members Enthusiastic Comments

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Another Member, Diane Fazackarley also commented on our new downloadable audio formats. Thanks to Annette, Diane, Judy and Dornetta for agreeing to share your comments with the world. Every week our Bookshare team hears from our Members. I am thrilled to get copied on these emails: it reminds me of why we do here at Benetech! I appreciate that so many of our Members take the time to write and thank our team.

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Unlock Fans While Engaging Supporters Beyond Like, Share and Comment

Amy Sample Ward

At the same time I have watched organization struggle to engage with Facebook supporters in meaningful ways using just the actions Facebook has provided; Like, Share, or Comment. After months of learning and developing, we launched ActionSprout.com; to help organizations unlock their Facebook Fans with actions that move beyond Like, Share and Comment. The mystery of creating real impact using Facebook has eluded many organizations for years now.

Lame spam as blog comments

Robert Weiner

I wrote recently about spam in the form of blog comments. The first sentence in the above comment yields over 400 million hits! There's been a deluge recently, and I want to call out some that look like they could be legit. Fortunately, my anti-spam filters (Akismet and Bad Behavior) caught them. I assume that most of these are planted for search engine optimization rather than to get people to click a link.

Pipe Up: How to Get More Comments on Your WordPress Posts

Byte Technology

And while WordPress has some terrific plugins available that can help you create and manage a comment section on your site, too often unforeseen problems and lapses exist that stymie the commenting process. Sometimes the problem leading to a dearth of comments is the way the site itself is being administered: not replying to visitors who opine on a post, discouraging ongoing discussions with users by utilizing a slow or inefficient comment section etc.

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. Here’s the first post, there might be more to come. The thing that is prompting this post is the little storm about the security metric that we used to try and get a handle on the security of the 4 different systems we reviewed. More on that in a bit. You might think that comparing four different open source packages that, in essence, do pretty the same thing (in a broad sense) would be a cakc walk.

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More Likes, More Comments, More Shares: Using Psychology to Get the Most from Your Facebook Page

Byte Technology

Why aren’t they commenting on our content and mission and becoming a part of the conversation? Indeed, it appears that liking something such as photo or video, sharing information with others and commenting on said information is hard-wired into the human psyche, an inescapable and inherent trait that guides our thinking and our interactions with others.

Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Drupal security, and other CMS Report comments April 3, 2009 Now that the Idealware CMS report is out, I get to have my say about it. at 1:55 pm { 7 comments… read them below or add one } 1 David Strauss 04.03.09

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Dealing with bad commenters

Allegiance Group

In the worst case, you might block someone who’s being extremely inappropriate, and delete their comments. On The Atlantic last week, Rob Lyman shared some ways of dealing with trouble-making commenters more actively. He explains how to disarm bad commenters, or make them reveal their ignorance without stooping to their level. It’s a familiar concern when you’re managing a social media presence: what do you do if someone is being nasty?

TechSoup Blog Comments Temporarily Not Working

Tech Soup Blog

We're sorry to report that we're having some technical difficulties with comments here on the TechSoup blog. Users are temporarily unable to post comments, but rest assured, we really do want to hear from you! Thanks for your patience while we work on the problem. Image: kittens , Elias Schewel (alas, our technical difficulties are not, in fact, kitten-based). TechSoup Help blog TechSoup

Nine Teddy Bear-Approved Tips for Getting Comments On Your Blog

NTEN

Read comments carefully and be sure to have the author/poster/someone from your organization answer questions. You don’t want to monopolize the conversation, but keep an eye on the comments and pop in when the time’s right. Your New Favorite Flowers: Audience Plants Have friends or colleagues in the field lined up and ready to comment on a post if need be, especially when you first launch your blog or introduce a new blogger or column. Leave a comment—but of course!—and

Lame spam of the day: weight loss blog comment

Robert Weiner

Some of the lamest spam I see comes in the form of comments on my blog posts. Some sounds convincing, but my spam filters (Akismet and Bad Behavior) are incredibly good at catching them. It's particularly entertaining when the spam is trying to link to one of my spam of the day posts.). Here's an example. This one's a transparent ad for a weight loss program, but often I have to look harder to figure out what's going on.

Reply Comments on the Proposed Treaty for Access to Copyrighted Works

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We filed the following comments to the Copyright Office's request for comments on issues about access for people with print disabilities. December 4, 2009 Benetech’s Reply Comments in response to the Copyright Office Notice of Inquiry and Request for Comments on the Topic of Facilitating Access to Copyrighted Works for the Blind or Other Persons With Disabilities The issue all comes down to human rights vs. money.

Barriers to Comments

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I was not able to comment because I could not read the screen. The downside of getting older is reading glasses. I buy cheap ones because I loose them and I seem to be on an accelerated path of requiring higher magnifications. Today, I popped out of my RSS reader to view this site because of this announcement. not sure if it means I've moved from 1.75 magnification to 2.00 magnification or if it was not enough contrast between the black of title and the charcoal gray background.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Share the link, title, and names in the comments. 2008 SXSW Panel: Pimp Your Nonprofit Cause photo by Ed Schipul. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March, 2012 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is selected through a combination of an open submission and voting process. The process has opened – so you can browse and vote for the nonprofit panels you think are worthy of being on the program until September 2, 2011.

Facebook Comments - Boon or Bane to Nonprofits?

Care2

It’s been two weeks since Facebook launched a refresh to it’s blog Comments Box Plugin and the reviews have been mixed. The new Facebook Comments are no exception and nonprofits should think carefully before jumping to implement the system on their blog or website. TechCrunch and Dave Fleet have both done a great job outlining the pros and cons to Facebook’s new commenting system, but what does it all mean for nonprofits?

The Dragonfly Effect: Win A Copy, Leave A Comment, Swab Your Cheek

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want to win this copy, leave a comment that answers any of the following: The Dragonfly Model is: Focus, Grab Attention, Take Action, and Engage.

Last Chance on Net Neutrality: FCC Public Comment Period Ends Tomorrow!

Tech Soup Blog

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your feedback to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) during their public comment period on Net Neutrality, so there is time to have your voice heard to help reverse the dismantling of the open Internet. Nearly 650,000 people have submitted their comments already, but let's make it a million or more, to ensure that our organizations - and more importantly, the communities we serve - will continue to have fair and open access to the Internet.

That's Not Nice! Top 10 Tips for Responding to Negative Comments

NTEN

Here’s what some social media pros -- and our own Facebook fans -- have to say about responding to negative comments on blogs, forums and Facebook. If a comment contains information about you that is inaccurate or incorrect, play an active role in correcting it. Let the person know that you/why you deleted the comment and link to your guidelines. It can seem fishy if you remove all negative comments,” says social media strategist Farra Trompeter of Big Duck.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If your panel isn’t on the list, add a link and title in the comments. Illustration by Jonny Goldstein of my SXSW panel proposal. Jonny will provide live graphic facilitation of the highly interactive and fun panel. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 11-15, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and voting process.

Nonprofits: Leave A Comment for a Chance to Win a Dell Computer with Windows 8

Beth Kanter

How To Enter: I will pick two nonprofits based on the answers to this question: How could a new Dell Computer with Windows 8 help your nonprofit have more social impact? If you want a chance to win, please add a comment to this post with your answer and also include: Your nonprofit organization’s name and web site url and your email. I will accept comments on this post until Dec. I will accept comments on this post until Dec.

Last Chance on Net Neutrality: FCC Public Comment Period Ends Friday!

Tech Soup Blog

Update: Due to overwhelming demand on the FCC's website, causing intermittent outages, they have extended the deadline for comments through midnight on Friday, July 18 , so there is still time to put your opinion in. The FCC updated that as of late Tuesday, they had already received more than 780,000 comments, including an open letter from Internet giants Google, Facebook, Twitter, Netflix, and others.

World Comment Day: What did I comment about? Twitter Conversation Metrics

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Chris Brogan reminded us that he declared today as World Comment Day. Ironically, I read a post from a month ago by Stowe Boyd called " Beyond Blogs: The Conversation Has Moved Into Flow " where he stats that conversation is moving from blog comments thread which is slow and static to a more fast form of conversation - the flow in Twitter, Friendfeed, and other places. Well, off to comment on some blogs

The Old Dog Gets New Tricks – Social Comment Systems

Allegiance Group

Blog comment systems have come a long way from the early days. Enter the new social commenting platforms. Let’s cover some of the benefits of using a social comment platform and get our hands dirty with the implementation specifics. Social comment systems have the advantage over the basic comment system in several ways. Also, most systems allow you to easily share the comment or the site with friends.

Nonprofits: Leave A Comment to Win A Free Dell Color Laser Printer

Beth Kanter

They said yes! So, if you want a chance to win a new printer for your nonprofit’s office, please leave a comment on this post with the following: Your nonprofit organization and its mission and web site URL. So, if you work for nonprofit that is looking for a laser printer, leave me a comment. A couple of weeks, a PR agency working for Dell approached me with an offer that I was going to refuse: We will give a Dell 1355cnw Multifunction Color Printer.

NetCentric Advocacy: Commenting On Your Blog: Zero

Network-Centric Advocacy

» March 18, 2008 Commenting On Your Blog: Zero Here is a great riff by Michele Martin on the failures to create conversation via a blog. Is it for the comments and conversation? Link: The Bamboo Project Blog: Six Reasons People Arent Commenting On Your Blog. Six Reasons People Arent Commenting on Your Blog 1. Blogs that come across as thinly-veiled sales pitches dont invite comments. Some blogs make you WANT to talk to the author and to other commenters.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you submitted a nonprofit panel - and I managed to miss it while scanning 2200 in ten minutes - please add the link and description in a comment. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 12-16, 2010 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event. The final program is done through a combination of an open submission and community voting process.

Three Copies of Twitterville To Giveaway To Nonprofits: Leave A Comment

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

If you want a chance to win a signed copy, leave a comment on this post and say how you will use Twitter to support your organization's mission. So, leave a comment for a chance to win Twitterville! Betsy Aoki The other day, I received this Tweet from Betsy Aoki. Betsy has offered to cover the cost of three more books (plus postage) for me to purchase at the book launch party on August 23rd and get signed copies for the winners.

Come Join the Conversation on Social Media and ROI at Chronicle and in the comments here

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

In another hour, I'll be doing one of the Chronicle of Philanthropy chats - you can submit a question here. This post is my place holder where I post the questions, answers, follow up questions, links, and reflections. .

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Book Giveaway: Causewired - Leave A Comment By November 17th

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you want the book by November 17th and on November 21st, I'll pick a winner using random.org. If you read my review of Causewired or any one of the many thumbs up reviews , and your book buying budget is a little tight right now, Tom Watson was kind enough to give me a copy of his new book, CauseWired to give away on this blog.

New Study Highlights What People Like, Comment, and Share on Facebook

Care2

However, Zarella found that text generates more comments on Facebook, which I believe is much more valuable then a passive “thumbs up, see ya later.” People Comment the Most on Text Updates. While text updates were commented on the most, they were one of the least Shared posts on Facebook. I know what you are thinking – yet another social media study.

No One Has Ever Died From a Blog Comment

Have Fun - Do Good

I asked a nonprofit the other day when they expressed concern about receiving critical comments on their blog. Has anyone ever died from a blog comment? I also hear a lot of fears that there will be too many comments. Let’s wait to see if you get any comments, and 2. Don’t be afraid of blog comments. blog blogging comments nonprofit nptech net2

Guest Post: One Museum's Experiment with Threaded Comment Stations

Museum 2.0

In this post, Jasper shares some lessons learned from a recent experiment to design a more social comment station. He will respond to comments here and can also be reached on his blog (where this post first appeared). Jasper Visser and his colleagues at the not-yet-physically-open National Historisch Museum of the Netherlands have impressed me with their innovative, thoughtful approach to developing a dynamic national museum.

A Comment on Digital Influence Group's post is worth $10 donation to US Campaign for Burma

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The Digital Influence Group is donating $10 to the US Campaign for Burma for every comment that is made on their post. Go comment here

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Backtype: Another Listening Tool - Who's Talking About You In The Blog Comments?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

  It solves the problem of monitoring blog comments where people specifically mention you.     People can make comments about you on other blogs and if you only track links from blog posts, you won't see it.     BackType lets you find, follow and share comments from across the web.   You can also track other bloggers and see where they commented  -- I might do this only to study how the masters do it. 

When should a nonprofit organizational blog moderate comments? What are the different approaches?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

So, when we talk about social media and being open and embracing the conversation, one of the most comment questions that comes up is: To what extent do you need to moderate the discussion in a socnet space or blog so it isn't antithetical to your mission? You moderate comments or leave it open. I'm not referring to comment spam , either. What I'm talking about deliberately are hateful comments by trolls that might happen if sensitive subject matter being discussed.

I'm Tie With D'Arcy Norman for Most Number of Comments on Cogdog Blog!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I also like commenting there because, well, Alan has a great sense of humor. So no wonder I tied for first place as one of the most frequent commenters on his blog. Every year, Alan does a week of comment blogging and as preparation he reviews who has commented the most on his blog. I will take all my writing to blog via the comment space of other sites. comment blogging??? I enjoy commenting on other blogs almost more than writing my own.

Blog Action Day: Make A Comment and Raise A $1 for Capital Area Food Bank

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As you know, it is Blog Action Day - and I just saw that Pundit Mom launched a " make a comment on this blog and I'll donate $1 to Capital Area Food Bank "   So, I'm off to leave a comment Next Monday, I'm leading a workshop on social media at the Share Our Strength Leaders Conference in Washington, DC.  

What's Your Best Advice for Managing Information Overload? Join the Support Group in the Comments

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Set a frequency for answering blog comments via email, doing outreach, reading blogs, writing posts and other tasks. Original cartoon from Rob Cottiingham Social Signal. Yesterday, in preparation for a session I'm doing at BlogHer Boston , I created a quiz for folks to self-assess how much information overload was a factor. I got some great feedback and was able to revise the quiz - thanks. One of the questions was to identify whether or not you are spending too much time online.

Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now

AFP Blog

Study Reveals How to Rein in Rude Online Commenters: Associations Now : It can be tempting to ignore rude comments made in online spaces, but a new study found that interacting with commenters may decrease the chances for incivility. Conducted by the Engaging News Project of the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life at the University of Texas at Austin, the study analyzed roughly 2,500 comments made on a Texas TV station’s Facebook page

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Why Doesn't Anyone Comment on Your Blog?

Museum 2.0

When people ask about blogging, the question of comments comes up more frequently than any other. There are many good ways to measure a blog's value , but somewhere inside ourselves, we feel that comments are the thing that validate a blog's existence. So when people ask, "Why don't more people comment?," But here's the problem: the vast majority of people who read your blog aren't reading it because they want or plan to comment on it. I'm not writing to get comments.

Have Disrespect * Do Bad : Angry Commenters on This Blog

Have Fun - Do Good

Aristotle Yesterday I had my first angry commenters on what seemed like an innocuous post about women speaking at the Green Festival : Will Joan Blades also tell her audience how Jews control the media, Jews manipulate U.S. Anyone can post comments and many of the comments identified were not, in fact, made by MoveOn members. MoveOn removed the comments as soon as they come to our attention. moveon blog comments anger respectAnyone can become angry.

Vote and Comment for ALL these Awesome Nonprofit Panels at SXSW

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

And, if you submitted a nonprofit panel - and I managed to miss it while scanning 1200 in ten minutes - please add the link and description in a comment. Probably missed it from scanning the 1200 panel names and titles - so add it in a comment. The SXSW Interactive Festival (scheduled March 13-17, 2009 in Austin, Texas) is a mega huge social media industry event.