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Marcus Sortijas's Blog – June 2011 Archive (3)

Trolls writing nasty comments on your site: the eternal struggle

There was a thought-provoking article by NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard, Online Comments: Dialogue or Diatribe?  She talks about the struggles in maintaining an open atmosphere with restricting the unproductive and frankly vicious attacks.


At its best, commenting builds community.  As a blogger, commenters give you updates, different perspectives, and…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on June 17, 2011 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Whose domain name is it anyway?

One of the hardest things for me when setting up new websites is thinking up good domain names.  Not only do they have to be catchy, they have to be available.  From my experience, any good domain name that's 4 words or less is probably taken. 

Here's a great article I read about this problem: Welcome to the world of cybersquatting.  This is when someone registers…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on June 10, 2011 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

How does Facebook continuously update without breaking down? (VIDEO)

For a company devoted to making people's lives as transparent as possible, Facebook is extremely secretive.  So it was a rare treat to watch this presentation by Chuck Rossi, a release engineer: How Facebook pushes updates to its site every day.


I thought it was fascinating as Rossi showed screenshots of the myriad tools and processes used by the world's…


Added by Marcus Sortijas on June 3, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments


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