As you know from our previous posting about our User Studies and the Evolution of Sites, the Pressible team is always snooping around Pressible looking at the new and interesting ways this network and it’s tools are being used. The most recent focus has been on comments. Let me just say, Keep up the good work! Here are some tips we’ve found in reading up on commenting:
- If you respond to people’s comments on your blog, you are likely to get more comments. A recent study (Ali-Hasan-2 et al., 2007) shows a positive correlation between
- Commenting is inconsistent (even in a national crisis) (Ali-Hasan-2 et al., 2007), so don’t be disappointed when some of your posts get tons of comments and others don’t even get a “good work”. Keep posting!
- A lot of Comments come from people you don’t know(Ali-Hasan et al., 2007). This was a bit of a surprise for me, and it usually is when a “Stranger” comments, but isn’t that the whole point? and according to #1, a little response to a new person can go a long way!
- Comments can change how people understand the post they’re reading (Hu et al., 2007). Comments can really change how people understand a post, so help out your fellow Pressible author AND reader by commenting on the posts you read from the network. Start a conversation.
Have you noticed anything about the comments on your site? let us know!
Ali-Hasan, Noor F. & Adamic, Lada, A (2007). Expressing Social Relationships on the Blog through Links and Comments. ICWSM.
2.Ali-Hasan, Noor F. & Adamic, Lada, A (2007). A Case Study of Blog Comments in a National Crises. ICWSM.
Hu, M., Sun, A., Lim, E-P. (2007). Comments-Oriented Blog Summarization by Sentence Extraction. CIKM ‘07, 901-904.
Aharony, N. (2010). LIS Blog Comments: An Exploratory Analysis. Libri, Vol. 60, 65 – 77.