Archive for October, 2011
Who cares about stopping comment spam? If you are a blogger, or the owner of a website that allows comments, reviews and posts by the general public, you should. Most notably, if your comments allow a website to be entered, you should care.
I’m going to talk about comment spam in WordPress blogs, because I run WordPress blogs and have experience with them. Here are some links for researching comment spam on other blogging platforms:
COMMENT SPAM IN WORDPRESS
Comment spam in WordPress is insidious, lets use these recent examples from this blog:
You’ve got to try this out before it goes away … Chrome Experiments WebGL Bookcase, (click link for more info) a digital bookcase with over 10,000 titles. Check it our … more later!
You can spin it side-to-side and up and down with your mouse. It holds 3D models of more than 10,000 titles from Google Books.
Don’t forget, you need to use the CHROME browser to visit. FireFox choked on this page and after all it is CHROME Experiments.
Youtube has rolled out a new “end of video” suggestions screen that shows after you have watched a video.
The old format was perhaps a bit more useful, but only for sharing. But the new format maximizes the focus on watching more YouTube videos, showing up to 12 suggestions, fewer if Adsense ads are present,
As you probably already know, the sharing options have changed somewhat in the past months, also. They are still very useful but a little harder to find.
Google has turbo-charged blogger’s themes by introducing Dynamic Views. There are currently 7 choices which let you present your blogger blog in different, sortable and searchable ways.
Maybe you want try out Blogger’s new Dynamic themes on your blogger site …. do this:
Adding a Dynamic View to your blog is as easy as changing your template. Log in to Blogger, click on the Template tab on your dashboard, and select whichever view you want to set as your default. Note that readers can still choose to navigate your blog in a different view by selecting from the pulldown in the upper left of the screen.
- from the Blogger Buzz post, Dynamic Views: seven new ways…
Another nice touch is the “loading” graphic which shows gears turning as your page loads …. I’d like to have that feature on George’s Technology blog! Hmmm…
You can test-drive these new views on the Blogger Buzz site. They look pretty cool, but many of the views are best with images to make them more visual, since dynamic views are heavily into the visual – obviously. You’ve got to watch the YouTube about it … see below.