Author Archives: Joel Downs

The Kindle is dead, long live the Kindle

I’ve been complaining (whining) about the Kindle for some time now.  My main argument was that with the impending emergence of netbooks and tablets (which weren’t out yet when I started this thread), a dedicated “e-reader” was pointless and destined … Continue reading

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Moderation Queue now live

While we normally recommend that you let conversation flow freely on your site, some site owners have communities or subject matters that are more sensitive and require active moderation. Our new Moderation Queue lets you review all new questions and/or … Continue reading

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Netflix thoughts, question locking, more languages

How about that Netflix, eh?  They always seemed to show so much promise and had what appeared to be a dynamic, forward-thinking management team, but their recent announcement to split up the company into streaming and DVD divisions with no … Continue reading

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Don’t Settle for Comments

A recent article on Mashable had some good things to say about how websites integrate community with content.  The author’s main gist was that site owners should not just give up on providing community and leave that to the likes of Twitter … Continue reading

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Facebook fires two shots across the Google+ bow

Google+ has been out for only a few months now, but apparently Facebook felt the pressure.  Facebook this week add two of the main features that differentiated Google+ from Facebook, and it could be very bad news for Google+. When … Continue reading

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Categorizing Q&A, Customizing, and German Q&A rolls in

This week we released two fun new features: categorization, and German language support.  Adding another language to our quiver is pretty straightforward, but we should spend a minute here to explain how our Category system will work. (Note: Categories are not … Continue reading

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Q&A in the Language of Love

French bread, French toast, French fries, and now… French Q&A.  We are very happy to announce that Degree3 Q&A is now available in French thanks to our good friend Hicham Radi of Damarint who provided the translation.  As usual, please … Continue reading

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Comrades! D3 Q&A heads towards Russia

For our second language added this week, we are very happy to announce that Degree3 Q&A (or B&O if you prefer) is now available in Russian.  Many thanks go to Администрация of SocEngine.Ru who provided the Russian translation. As soon as you update … Continue reading

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¡Degree3 Respuestas ahora disponible en español!

While I would love to write this blog post entirely en español, I’m afraid my three years of high school Spanish classes have faded far enough into ancient history that I’ll have to settle for my native tongue.  However, my deficiencies … Continue reading

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SEO and SEM simultaneously? Razorfish says “Yes, Please”

Razorfish‘s “Department of Searchology” has produced a report claiming that, at least for brands, both paid search and search engine optimization are important, and even that they are more effective together. One of their more interesting findings was this: Before … Continue reading

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