'Do Twitter and Facebook make blog comments easier?' blog discussion

edited 12 April 2011 at 12:13PM in Martin's Blogs & Appearances & MoneySavingExpert in the News
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  • sarah*asarah*a Forumite
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    Do be aware though that your Twitter/Facebook pic will be used and a link to that will go on as part of it

    For this reason I wouldn't use it. My Facebook account is for family and RL friends only.
  • Nope, no interest at all. (I wish the BBC would learn that too rather than spurting my licence fee on incessantly advertising these inane "services".) The problem is that only people who can be bothered to use it will be able to respond, so the response to Martin's post will be skewed by definition.
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    Nope, no interest at all. (I wish the BBC would learn that too rather than spurting my licence fee on incessantly advertising these inane "services".) The problem is that only people who can be bothered to use it will be able to respond, so the response to Martin's post will be skewed by definition.

    I think you miss the point, we're not planning to do away with forum comments just to run two systems as displayed -
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  • edited 12 April 2011 at 5:01PM
    oakhouse13oakhouse13 Forumite
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    edited 12 April 2011 at 5:01PM
    Have you trialled this the wrong way around?

    There are so many controversial threads on your private website and your team manages these with great care. Aren't you risking people perhaps with debt worries commenting using their Twitter or Facebook account and that ID linking to their anonymous ID here? Could they then be targetted by debt management companies?

    There's already a Facebook ID comment on your blog linked to a forum name that I associate with the failed bank charges campaign. I'm not registered with Facebook but there might be some people who have Facebook accounts and would want to know the ID of that person.

    You've said Tesco is monitoring the DTD thread. What if Tesco can learn the identity of posters in that thread if they commented using their Facebook or Twitter ID?

    Have you asked if this new commenting service is required by your users?
  • skapsskaps Forumite
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    I prefer the anoymous nature on the forum.
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  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    OK, now I want to know the answer to the BIG question...

    What does the 'S' stand for, Martin S Lewis???? :money::money::money:
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  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    sarah*a wrote: »
    For this reason I wouldn't use it. My Facebook account is for family and RL friends only.

    Same here. I like to be anonymous on MSE. It adds to my mystique. :cool:

    :rotfl::rotfl::rotfl::rotfl:
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  • sarah*asarah*a Forumite
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    tara747 wrote: »
    OK, now I want to know the answer to the BIG question...

    What does the 'S' stand for, Martin S Lewis???? :money::money::money:

    'Saver' obviously :rotfl:

    Hello Tara - is it quiet on the DTD thread tonight? :rotfl:
  • tara747tara747 Forumite
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    sarah*a wrote: »
    'Saver' obviously :rotfl:

    Hello Tara - is it quiet on the DTD thread tonight? :rotfl:

    I'm finding it so hard to catch up that I daren't even venture over there! :rotfl:

    See you there xo
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  • luxor4tluxor4t Forumite
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    Tripadvisor (my other online hangout) has tried something similar - there was a very strong reaction from posters who prefered to keep their on-line activity separate.
    As a teacher I don't 'do' Facebook: too many complications!
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