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7 Ways to Love Blog Comments Again. Comments on blogs, what are they good for?

7 Ways to Love Blog Comments Again

Sometimes it's hard to remember, but you know there's a lot of potential in taking the democratization of publishing to the next level and letting people comment on your blog-written comments on the world. This evening a fresh spate of debate has rolled over the tech blogosphere about whether it's worth it to allow commenting on blog posts at all. Comment fields are spam magnets, their filled with trollish bile and abuse, they rarely offer meaningful discourse and they're more trouble than they're worth, critics say. Supporters contend otherwise, and as one of those, I offer below seven specific ways that new startups can optimize the discourse after a blog post has been published by its author.

If these don't work, maybe nothing will, but I think they are only the beginning. Engagio Blog comments aren't just about call and response between blogger and audience, they're about building a network of relationships. Disqus and the Top Vote Getters. New Features in 2.5 - Windows Azure support. The artcile New Features in 2.5 showcases several new features in Joomla 2.5.

New Features in 2.5 - Windows Azure support

In addition to supporting MS SQL Databases covering SQLServer 2008 and SQLAZure, Joomla 2.5 supports Azure Storage CDN and Azure deployment. Windows Azure is the Cloud platform from Microsoft. To learn more, please visit Windows Azure. Sign up here for a Windows Azure Free Trial account. This article covers a use case to deploy new Joomla site on Windows Azure. The Azure storage CDN is not part of the Joomla 2.5 core, but is available as a Joomla extension.

We have made it easy to deploy Joomla on Windows Azure by providing a Joomla Scaffolder framework. 1. 2. 3. 4. Let me outline instructions needed to build the Joomla Package ready to be deployed on Windows Azure. Assumptions: Collaborate to graduate. 4Web, Inc., Creating Highly Customized Joomla Websites - Websites. Software as a service. According to a Gartner Group estimate, SaaS sales in 2010 reached $10 billion, and were projected to increase to $12.1bn in 2011, up 20.7% from 2010.[6] Gartner Group estimates that SaaS revenue will be more than double its 2010 numbers by 2015 and reach a projected $21.3bn.

Software as a service

Customer relationship management (CRM) continues to be the largest market for SaaS. SaaS revenue within the CRM market was forecast to reach $3.8bn in 2011, up from $3.2bn in 2010.[7] The term "software as a service" (SaaS) is considered to be part of the nomenclature of cloud computing, along with infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), desktop as a service (DaaS), backend as a service (BaaS), and information technology management as a service (ITMaaS). History[edit] Centralized hosting of business applications dates back to the 1960s.

The expansion of the Internet during the 1990s brought about a new class of centralized computing, called Application Service Providers (ASP). Pricing[edit] Voice over Internet Protocol. Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a methodology and group of technologies for the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks, such as the Internet.

Voice over Internet Protocol

Other terms commonly associated with VoIP are IP telephony, Internet telephony, voice over broadband (VoBB), broadband telephony, IP communications, and broadband phone service. The term Internet telephony specifically refers to the provisioning of communications services (voice, fax, SMS, voice-messaging) over the public Internet, rather than via the public switched telephone network (PSTN). The steps and principles involved in originating VoIP telephone calls are similar to traditional digital telephony and involve signaling, channel setup, digitization of the analog voice signals, and encoding.

Early providers of voice over IP services offered business models and technical solutions that mirrored the architecture of the legacy telephone network. Pronunciation[edit] Protocols[edit]