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TeleRead's Been Hit Hard By Spam Comments

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
October 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

Something about my Flipboard post from two days ago seems to attracted the spam bots in droves. For the last two days, the site has been receiving more than 100 spam comments an hour. It seems to be slowing down a bit (maybe only 75 an hour now), so I expect it to die down in a few more days. I do [...]

Hey TeleRead! What happened to my comment?! (And other site updates)

By Dan Eldridge
August 16, 2013 // 4 Comments

Hello readers! At some point over the past seven or eight days, some of you may have noticed that the comments you’ve written and attempted to post to a particular article here have failed to appear. Pretty frustrating, right? Right. But contrary to what you may have recently read on message [...]

A TeleRead editor in the blogosphere

By Dan Eldridge
July 16, 2013 // 0 Comments

I was recently interviewed about e-books, e-reading and digital publishing trends by the team at eReflect, an Australia- and Philippines-based educational software company. eReflect also operates a network of blogs that cover the same topics their software aims to teach: vocabulary, memory skills, [...]

TeleRead, Now on Pinterest!

By Joanna Cabot
July 15, 2013 // 1 Comment

One of the common refrains we hear from e-book fans is the need for filters—so many books, self-published and otherwise, hit the ‘net each year. Publishers used to function as valuable screeners, weeding out the ‘good’ books from the bad. But now that anyone can get a book on [...]

Say hey to Paul St John Mackintosh, our newest contributing writer

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 18, 2013 // 3 Comments

My life on the borderland between text and tech started in adolescence as a sci-fi nerd, dreaming of a future that started to come true around the release of the first Star Wars film, and has since been outstripping most fancies from that era year on year, hand over fist. As a writer and editor, [...]

The Perils of Newer, Easier Sharing

By Joanna Cabot
May 15, 2013 // 2 Comments

I’ve had an object lesson this week in the perils of newer, easier information-sharing, via two news articles which came my way through different means. The first was a write-up in the local paper featuring a colleague of mine who had decorated her house in celebration of the Maple [...]

We Goofed! Nintendo story accidentally appeared as ours

By Dan Eldridge
May 15, 2013 // 6 Comments

Yesterday evening, we posted as our final story of the day a fascinating article about a new Nintendo video game titled Tomodachi Collection: New Life, which has been described as not unlike a Japanese version of The Sims. The crux of the article was that Nintendo had unintentionally made it [...]

Help us catch the thieves who ripped off TeleRead!

By Dan Eldridge
May 1, 2013 // 11 Comments

I had a pretty bizarre email waiting for me in my in-box this morning. It was from a fellow I’ll call Bill, since I don’t know if he would actually appreciate being identified here or not. At any rate, Bill was getting in touch, odd as it may sound, to alert me to the fact that TeleRead [...]

Introducing TeleRead's newest contributing writer

By Susan Lulgjuraj
February 13, 2013 // 5 Comments

I used to be a library junkie with books piled on my nightstand. I’d be constantly renewing books until I finished all of them. There had to be a way to escape the clutter. That’s when I discovered e-book apps for my old Blackberry. I bought plenty of books and read and read and read. I even [...]

The Obligatory Introduction: Meet TeleRead's newest writer

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
January 14, 2013 // 6 Comments

Greetings all! I’ve been a TeleRead reader for three or four years now, and I’m thrilled to finally be a contributing writer for my favorite blog. I’ve been reading e-books for close to 15 years now. My first “e-reader” was a Handspring Visor Deluxe (pictured at [...]

First-time comments will be delayed; spam filter got you?

By Paul Biba
January 5, 2010 // 0 Comments

If you are making a comment for the first time, then your comment will be held until I approve it. This is to prevent spam. After I approve you the first time your future comments will go up immediately. We receive about 30,000 spam comments a month, so a spam filter is necessary. If you are not a [...]

If your comment doesn't appear ……

By Paul Biba
November 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

This can be for two reasons: 1. Because you are a first time commenter. In this case the comment is held until I approve it. This is to prevent spam. After you are approved the then all your future comments will go up automatically. 2. The spam filter caught it. Spam is detected in a number of ways [...]

New RSS Feed for Teleread

By Robert Nagle
April 28, 2009 // 0 Comments

Some readers have reported problems with reading TeleRead on their feed reader.  TeleRead changed its URL structure slightly last February and although legacy RSS feeds still seemed to work, apparently some readers report that Bloglines has not been updating after April 20, 2009.  The [...]

Site News – connectivity problems fixed!

By Paul Biba
April 14, 2009 // 2 Comments

Well, we hope they are. I’ve had reports from some people who were completely unable to access the site saying that we are now on line for them. If you know of anyone who has had problems please tell them to try again. It could take up to 3 days for a complete propagation of our DNS fix, but [...]

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