Offloading comment sections to social media means you can ignore them

By Chris Meadows
September 25, 2015 // 4 Comments

David wrote last month about the arrogance of media outlets dropping their comment sections. Here’s Techdirt with another piece about how outlets continue to drop comment sections because they “just really value conversation,” linking to a Nieman Lab look at seven news sites who had gotten [...]

A question for readers: How often should we post?

By Chris Meadows
September 18, 2015 // 8 Comments

Here at TeleRead, we’re always interested in better serving the needs of our readers. So I thought I’d ask a question of you. How do you prefer to get your articles? For most of the last few weeks, I’ve been writing articles in the early morning and then scheduling them to post every two [...]

TeleRead news: David Rothman to be absent for a few days

By Chris Meadows
September 5, 2015 // 7 Comments

As he mentioned earlier, our founder David Rothman is going into the hospital shortly to have a pacemaker fitted, and the doctors tell him he will probably be hospitalized until Tuesday or Wednesday. As such, don’t expect him to post much over the next few days. The rest of us will keep the site [...]

Wanted: Your mugshot or other photo to show up with your TeleRead comments

By David Rothman
August 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

Let’s give the TeleRead community some faces—human ones, especially of the smart, thoughtful people who regularly enrich our site with comments. It’s simple. Just sign up for a Gravatar, an image that will show up in blogs and many other places online, based on your e-mail address. [...]

No going Barefoot: If you see a suspicious ad on TeleRead, tell us!

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 4 Comments

As I’ve mentioned, we run advertisements on our front page here at TeleRead, but we do have our standards. I just noticed an interesting-looking ad pop up from an outfit called Barefoot Writers Club, clicked through to where it offered a “free report” in return for an email address, and got [...]

Show Notes: TeleRead Podcast Gen Con 2015 Interviews (1 of 2)

By Chris Meadows
August 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s taken me much longer than it should have, but I finally got around to uploading the first half of my collection of audio interviews from Gen Con this year to the TeleRead Podcast. I apologize for the low quality of the recordings; I’ll be using a different device next time I do such [...]

Pathetic! Dropping comment sections can be media arrogance at its worst

By David Rothman
August 17, 2015 // 6 Comments

Jessamyn West, a well-known librarian who moderated for the MetaFilter Web site, has a thoughtful essay in Medium on how sites can do comments right. It’s obvious to me. Editors and publishers should expect intelligence and civil replies to writers and to other commenters. Trolls should be [...]

Adobe creates new mobile app development infrastructure

By Chris Meadows
August 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

Adobe is building an infrastructure to let people create their own mobile apps without having to program. It seems to be focused primarily around displaying content on mobile devices. Essentially, this is a web content management system (CMS) adapted to mobile, with the ability to build a pretty [...]

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