Hi everyone

You may have noticed that we have a new ‘recently commented’ module to the right hand side of the blog page. This updates automatically when a new comment is added to a post and means it’s easier to spot when new questions, comments or feedback requests are added.

Now the module has gone live we will be extending the length of time posts on the blog are open for comment to a month. I hope that this extended window for commenting will help the blog stay relevant and better reflect your opinions and feedback.

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We are also making changes to our Twitter accounts. We currently have two Twitter accounts:

@bbcinternetblog where we tweet our own posts and other blogs and related content from within the BBC and @bbcinterntlinks where we tweet news articles and other BBC Online related content and conversations from external sites.

You can see the tweets we send out from each account on the Twitter module just below the new recently commented box on the right hand side of the blog page.

When we first opened our twitter accounts roughly three years ago it made sense to have two accounts differentiating between external and internal content. But now we are using the Twitter module as a way of exposing links and stories on the blog, having two accounts is confusing.

The world of Twitter has moved on a lot in three years and it makes sense to now amalgamate the two accounts.

We will therefore be closing our @bbcinterntlinks account and tweeting all content, both internal and external, from @bbcinternetblog from now on.

We will include a reference at the beginning of each tweet to identify the source of the information so you will know what comes from the BBC and what originates elsewhere.

We will be making more changes to the blog over the next few weeks so watch out for improved content curation and navigation modules.

I would be interested in hearing what you think of these changes so please leave a comment below, anytime within the next month!

Eliza Kessler is the content producer for the BBC Internet blog.

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  • Comment number 6. Posted by Md Imran Hossain

    on 12 May 2013 10:28

    This comment was removed because it broke the house rules. Explain

  • Comment number 5. Posted by Eliza Kessler

    on 29 Apr 2013 09:25

    Hi dukeofearl, I’ll pass on your comments to the Editors blog.

    Thanks

    Eliza

  • Comment number 4. Posted by dukeofearl

    on 27 Apr 2013 17:29

    Not sure if this is the right place to comment - but all other options are not commentable!

    The recently announced new Editors Blog no longer has an RSS feed. Is this deliberate, or will it come with the first "proper" article to be posted? With this feed going and Google Reader too, one has to think that the "people in charge of the internet" no longer want RSS to be used anymore...

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  • Comment number 3. Posted by Eliza Kessler

    on 26 Apr 2013 16:16

    Hi and thanks for your comments.

    _Ewan_: the way comments are displayed is dictated by our content management system but we are looking into ways we can make them easier to navigate in the future.

    Briantis: you are not the first to lament the loss of the BBC owl but it's still on the blog tucked into our Archived Posts module on the right!

  • Comment number 2. Posted by Briantist

    on 26 Apr 2013 06:56

    Sounds sensible. Not sure why you got rid of the BBC Micro owl as your the blog and twitter image... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BBC_owl.svg

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  • Comment number 1. Posted by _Ewan_

    on 25 Apr 2013 21:40

    Sounds like a sensible tidy-up. If comment threads are going to be open for longer though (which is a good thing) they'll probably get longer. It would be nice if it weren't quite such a faff getting to later comments - the current layout of only having a few, then having to click 'Show More', then having to pick the last page, isn't terribly helpful, especially when everything collapses back to the beginning on a page reload and you have to do it all again.

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