Caitlin Petre’s comparison of how Gawker and the New York Times use audience metrics for Columbia Journalism’s Tow Center is a long, but interesting read for anyone wanting to nerd-out on Gawker, media, blogging and the Kinja platform.
You've brought this up a few times, so if I may... the "experiment" was that I had been reluctant to share a post critical of a Recruit who had rose from the commenter ranks. I had shared numerous other posts critical of paid bloggers and Gawker Media including some from Clashtalk, plus I have written several myself,…
This is a screencap of Crosstalk after I had posted a tweet and added a video, plus a link. I kept the crosshead because I felt it enhanced the post internally. If there's not going to be way to keep them internally, but turn them off externally (increasing clicks), I think the video thumbnail should go over to the…
Sometime between midnight last night and early this morning Kinja changed the way it handled "related posts", thus making all of my previous "News Roundups" unusable. Now that I've verified the change is kinja-permanent, I'll use today's to find a new layout, then go back and apply them to the previous posts.
I just tried to embed an iframe-based video player from CMT into a post. As you can see below, the player displays properly, but when I click play, I get a video retrieval error. It works fine in a test embed outside of Kinja, so something in Kinja appears to be getting in the way. TYLTK
Maybe it's me, but I haven't been able to get the comment edit to work in 1.2 with Chrome on Win7. I haven't tried it every day, but I haven't gotten it to work in at least a couple of weeks and every time I've just switched to Firefox to make my change. TYLTK
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Due to several recent articles that really prove the mainpage isn't always a safe place to wander around, I'm trying to set up an RSS feed so I can see what my favourite authors write (BURT!) while not being tempted to click on the other stuff. Sometimes it is so tempting, particularly when the commenters are actually…
The more appropriate question seems to be why it was reported in the first place. One could argue that if a waiter wrote a slur on a receipt, people could complain and boycott until they were fired, but if her story had been true and if a customer had been offensive, what were other people supposed to do about it?
I've never used them and can't really endorse it, but there has been at least one company selling celebrity voices for GPS units for a few years. It doesn't look like their offerings have expanded much since I first heard of them and unfortunately they don't have Hiddleston, but they do offer Burt Reynolds and Mr T.
While there's certainly nothing wrong with giving people a place to vent about having to work on Thanksgiving, I trust either Lacey or Taylor will be blogging on Gawker; Rebecca or Doug will be posting to Jezebel; Maybe Eric will be on Gizmodo and Laura at io9?
It has taken me a minute to reply because I wanted to test. At some point in the past, I believe a pointer remained to a shared post that had been deleted, but my experiments show that has been fixed. If you delete a post that gets shared, the share will disappear and the same is true if the share has been re-topped.
Apologies if I'm overlooking a link, but there was an excellent profile of Coy Mathis, the little girl at the center of the Colorado transgender ruling along with her family's experiences in a recent Rolling Stone, available online. It's well worth the read.
I'm posting this to my personal Kinja and not a community because the issue is just technical, but I thought it worthy of a heads-up. Of course I'm not looking at the code and it may not be easy to fix, but it is something.
My understanding is that the sidebar on our personal Kinjas will show the posts from others that we've recommended, but my experiments regarding Crosstalk indicates that the sidebar is showing posts which someone is currently viewing.
For some reason, two of the posts I made today went to "scheduled" with the time that I hit publish as the scheduled time. The first time, I took the post back into edit a couple of times and hit publish again, but all that did was reset the scheduled to the new time, so I just set it for a minute in the past.