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Livefyre Adds New Email Notification Settings

I’ve been a fan of the Livefyre commenting system for a little while now, but one thing that always drove me nuts about it was their email notification settings.  If you commented on a post, your only option for future notifications was a regular breakdown of all comments on the post.  There was no way […]

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Why I Switched to Livefyre from Disqus

Tweet   One of my recent posts was a comparison of Disqus vs Livefyre vs Intensedebate commenting systems.  My conclusion at the time of writing was that I was going to stick with Disqus, at least for the time being.  Anyone with any degree of observation skills, though, would see that I’ve since switched to […]

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Disqus Adds @Mentions to Its Commenting System

Today Disqus added some super-sweet new functionality to their commenting system.  You now have the ability to @mention people within your comments, and suck them into your conversations. Basically, there’s this product called Twitter (you may have heard of it) that started this whole @mention thing.  If you are talking about someone on Twitter, and […]

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Compare Commenting Systems: Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate

All right, in my last post I wrote probably more words than were necessary about why every blog needs a good commenting system.  Today, we’re going to get our hands dirty: what are the key differences between Disqus vs Livefyre vs IntenseDebate. Compare Client Lists IntenseDebate has been around the longest and is owned by […]

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Commenting Systems: Why Every Blog Should Have (A Better) One

Comments. Every blogger loves them. They show that people are actually reading what we write, help enhance the conversation, point out when we’re wrong…but are your comments really important enough to use a different system than the default? I mean…doesn’t every blog out there come with a built in system for commenting? Yes, but not […]

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Facebook Disqus Email “Breaking change: API deprecations (1/7)”

If you use Disqus on your blog (as I do) within the past couple days you may have received an email stating that, essentially, your commenting system is going to stop working. If you (as I did) proceeded to freak out…you can stop now. It’s not as big of a deal as it sounds. Check […]

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“Hack” Your Facebook Albums

In this post, I’m going to show you how I “hacked” my photo album to get the following result. See it on Facebook here, or check out the screenshot: It’s actually not hard at all with the Photoshop template, so if you’re ready go ahead and download it now… Download the .psd template file to […]

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“Hack” Your Facebook Profile Picture

You’ve seen it before: people doing weird things with their profile picture to make it bigger, blend into the background, or really anything else that will make them stand out from the crowd. We’ve seen people hanging off things, climbing, falling, or doing pretty much anything else that you can do in a small amount […]

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Yes, Page Admin, There is a Santa Claus

Update: Facebook reverted Pages back to the old format and tweeted this through their Twitter account: “Also, some internal prototypes were exposed to people and resulted in us disabling the site briefly. It’s now back to normal.” We’ll see how many of the new features outlined in this article turn out to be prototypes…sigh… Merry […]

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Find Free Photos for Your Blog

Finding free pictures for your blog can be tricky (at least if you want to do it legally).  I have searched all over the place and found lots of sites to buy pictures (like ), some free photo sites…but it seems like all the free stuff out there just looks cheap. Believe it or not, […]

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