YouTube’s latest initiative, “YouTube Heroes,” is gamifying viewer participation in content moderation, angering several content creators who believe incentivizing crowdsourced moderation isn’t a great approach.
YouTube’s biggest star does read his YouTube comments. Surprising absolutely no one, the comments can get pretty terrible. Especially recently.
I have a confession to make. I read the comments. Actually, it’s worse than that. I don’t just read the comments, I enjoy reading the comments. I’ve been getting paid to write on the Internet for more than 15 years, and you, Ungentle Reader—yes, you, the one who used to write “More liberal claptrap!” under my articles…
Last we heard from YouTube's most popular gamer, he was turning off comments in an effort find better ways to connect to his fans. Now, a couple of months later, he reports that the change was ultimately a great one.
PBS Idea Channel is easily among the greatest YouTube channels around. And given how much drama's been hitting the internet recently, they've produced a short series of six videos that discuss some of the most common mistakes people make when arguing online.
Grab a friend, grab some popcorn, because it's time for some YouTube-branded reactions to Bungie's soon-to-be-released shared-world shooter, Destiny. And it's good.
People say the darnedest things on porn comment sections. On their own, the comments can be a source of amusement. But "reenacted" in a more innocent context with Lego, the comments become hilarious.
With February 14th around the corner, many of us are thinking about what to do for our loved ones. Cards are always an option...but you might not wanna send any with Pornhub comments on them.
Okay, the fact that YouTube comments can be the worst is no secret. But few things highlight this fact as well as the excellent series by Dead Parrot does—re-enacting the not-so-intellectual conversation using two dramatic actors is hilarious.
YouTube's new comment moderation system sounds pretty neat, but it's really going to hinge on how people interact on the Internet. And there's only so much you can do to moderate that. This comment thread is perhaps the perfect example of that.
The fight to make the Internet a better place never ends, but today we can count one more victory on our side: now, not only can you moderate YouTube comments better, but the way comments appear is now also different.
Ever read the comments on a popular YouTube video? There is no faster way to strip yourself of faith in humanity. It's a cesspool. And this is coming from someone who writes for the Gawker network. We know a little something about rowdy comments sections. YouTube's is worse, but it's finally about to smarten up.
This Sunday, I spent about an hour delving through the past 24 hours of messages on the Mother 2 MiiVerse page that went live last week as part of the Mother 2 (Earthbound) re-release on the Japanese Wii U virtual console.
I'm excited about Grand Theft Auto V. You're probably excited about Grand Theft Auto V. And with so many people excited about Grand Theft Auto V, pretty much everyone out there with a keyboard an functioning brain has taken to the internet to voice their opinion about the impressive second trailer that Rockstar…
Speak Up doesn't have to be about video games, especially when a commenter as famous as fake Tony Danza comes out against a shining example of America colors on a comic book character.
In today's build-your-own edition of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Arok Lazarus shares with us how he and his girlfriend spent his first day playing Minecraft on the Xbox 360. What did you do?
Commenter President-Magikarp has already purchased a copy of Street Fighter X Tekken on Steam, so he feels no qualms about downloading a pirated pre-release version of the game. How's that sit with you?
In today's magically delicious episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Chris P. Bacon claims that while not one video game has portrayed magic perfectly, several have come close. He should know. He is a wizard.
In today's hilariously mismatched episode of Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter Paradox Me raises one hell of a point about the distinct lack of buddy cop video games a ‘la Lethal Weapon. Seriously, what the hell?