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While many sites are getting rid of or bad-mouthing reader comments as a haven for trolls, the New York Times says it wants to invest in its comments and find ways of making them better
There are so many people spending their lives in front of video cameras -- not just on sites like YouTube but on thousands of discussion forums and chat rooms across the Internet -- that the surprising thing isn't how many people choose to die in front of their webcams, it's how few. Liz Gannes at…

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So the soon-to-be new U.S. president, Barack Obama, is reportedly going to videotape regular addresses to the American people and upload them to YouTube, as well as to his new Change.gov social-media portal. All I could think of when I saw the headline from the Washington Post is "What the heck took so long?" It's…

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According to at least one account, the big star of the NewTeeVee Live conference -- put on by the gang at GigaOm -- wasn't the CEO of Hulu, or the head of Netflix, or even alterna-star Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing. It was 15-year-old video artist Lucas Cruikshank, otherwise known simply as "Fred." Lucas was…

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Just yesterday, it was Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer that signed a deal with YouTube, allowing the video site to run full-length versions of movies (although the initial selection was somewhat less than stellar). Today, the site announced a deal with Freemantle Productions, the creators of the American Idol reality-show franchise, that will see the production company create a…

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