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Views.fm Dropbox viewer offers slick galleries, and adds commenting

Sharing an entire Dropbox folder can be a bit of a pain, unless it's your Public folder. Plus, Dropbox only natively displays photo galleries for your Photos folder. What's a sharing addict to do? Try Views.fm, a Dropbox viewer that lets you share any folder publicly or with selected friends, and adds great-looking galleries and comments to boot. Views.fm connects to Dropbox, and then lets...

How to edit your comments on Facebook

Facebook recently rolled out an update to its commenting system. Now, instead of pressing Comment, you simply press the Enter key to save a comment. More excitingly, however, Facebook silently rolled out another new feature at the same time: you can now edit comments! If you comment on a friend's status update, link or photo, you can now press the 'X' in the top right corner to edit it. Your...

Google Docs overhauls comments with more context and email notifications

Google Docs has received a few new features today, centered around comments -- or 'discussions' as Google likes to call them. The aim is to make discussions about any particular document easier to create, manage and follow. Timestamps and profile pictures are now added to each discussion thread, making it easier to see who made a comment and when. You can also 'resolve' any individual comment,...

Facebook launches real-time comments

Facebook is riding the 'real-time' train hard these days. Following yesterday's release of real-time Insights for page owners, it appears Facebook has now rolled out live commenting. 'Live', as in comments now update in real-time, without the need to refresh the page. Discovered by mistake by developer Jesse Stay, it seems like this only happens on your Feed or Profile pages. Many people have...

Comment Blocker for Google Chrome mutes the trolls (and everyone else)

So you just hunkered down to read a glorious thousand-word epic about why the Web loves cats -- only to find yourself staring at hundreds of comments which ruined your reading experience with their harshness. If only you'd had some sort of filter for your browser which could hide those sections so you could read in peace! There's shutup.css, which automatically blocks comments on every site it...

Comment follow-up: Mon.itor.us provides free site uptime monitoring

A few days ago, I wrote about MonitorServerUptime, and I received a number of very interesting and informative comments that pointed at various alternatives. I went through a number of options and finally found Mon.itor.us, which was recommended by commenter Nnyan. The site offers a basic site monitoring service, but it also has a Premium version (which is paid). The main thing that I liked about...

WordPress for Android is the smoothest and most functional smartphone app I've ever used

I had actually intended to try out TweetDeck for Android today, but it turns out it only works on smartphones sporting Android 2.0 or newer. Thus, with my weak, little Android 1.6 phone I've been left out in the cold, tweetless and lonely. But hey, it ain't all bad: I've been playing with the official WordPress app instead, and damn it's good! First things first, though: you'd have to be an...

Facebook is testing a News Feed for loners

Friendless Facebook user 'hotlou' seems to have picked up on a new Facebook feature! Unfortunately, other than the picture above, I don't have much to report. Facebook had a little to say to Business insider: "This is a test we're running to a small percentage of users who have very few friends on Facebook. This is simply to help them discover interesting content and create an instantly...

Facebook comments just got a lot more 'like'-able

Facebook's universal "like" button is all over the web, but until today, there were still some important things on Facebook itself that you couldn't like: people's comments! That just changed, though, because there's now a "like" button on every comment. You may already be getting notifications that people have liked old comments you've made -- in fact, that's how I noticed the feature. This...

Comment followup: Lightshot lets you quickly take and share screenshots

If your mind is reeling with the recent wealth of screenshot-related tools that I've started posting, don't worry; I will soon be writing a comprehensive roundup pitting them all against each other. Until then, I must thank reader nomi49 who left a comment for my SPGrab post that recommended Lightshot from Skillbrains. Lightshot sets itself apart with two main features. The first is a...

WordPress Checker Chrome extension monitors your blog's comments

If you run a WordPress blog (or more than one!) and use Google Chrome, you might be interested in a handy new extension called WordPress Checker. It keeps track of unmoderated and spam comments, so you can approve or delete them. It puts a little WordPress icon next to your search bar, with a badge for the number of comments you currently have to deal with. There's another, slightly more...

Twitter Reactions Chrome extension reveals the buzz on any website

If you've ever written a blog post and wondered who's tweeting about it and linking to it on Twitter, wonder no more. A Google Chrome extension called Twitter Reactions can quickly show you the buzz on any webpage you visit. While its most obvious use is the Twitter equivalent of a vanity search, you don't have to use it on your own pages. Twitter Reactions can also reveal the conversation around...

Remove comments from your web experience with shutup.css

I have a love/hate with blog comments... I love to hate them. (ba-dum tssss -- I'm here all week, folks. Don't forget to tip your waitress (Seb)) No, but seriously, there are times when the comment area of an otherwise useful blog post gets filled up with bluster and vitriol instead of helpful supportive comments. While I don't mind healthy debate, sometimes things get out of control, like they...

Disqus updates blog comments plugin, user tools

Disqus is one of a handful of third party comment systems that bloggers and web publishes can install to supercharge the comment sections of their web sites. It provides tools that are missing from many web publishing platforms, including threaded comments, rankings, and the ability for users to login with their Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID credentials. Today Disqus rolled out version 3.0,...

GReactions brings comments to Google Reader

Google Reader is great for keeping up with your favorite news feeds, but when it comes to reading blog comments, it doesn't really deliver. GReactions is a Firefox extension that fills the gap. It collects comments from the blog post itself, FriendFeed, Twitter, Digg, Hacker News, Reddit and more. You can access all of this by clicking a link that GReactions adds to the end of each post in...