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What Happens Next: The Coral Project is Joining Vox Media

We’re so excited to announce the next phase of our work. … Read More

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Join us in making the internet better

An exciting announcement about the future of The Coral Project … Read More

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The General Data Protection Regulation & Us

How we’re making it easy for you to be GDPR compliant with Talk … Read More

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Our First Hack Day

Our team spent a day focusing on side projects that help our work. Here’s what we made. … Read More

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Slacking On

A new way to moderate comments … Read More

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A New Advisor

Meet the newest member of our advisory board, Julia B. Chan … Read More

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Preguntas y Respuestas

How Univision used our Ask tool as part of a live TV event … Read More

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Help Us Broaden The Conversation

Announcing our latest research collaboration, an investigation into underserved communities of color … Read More

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12,000 people have something to say

We’ve just released a study of thousands of commenters, conducted with the Engaging News Project at the University of Texas-Austin … Read More

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It’s time for you to try Ask

Our first product, Ask, is available for you to download and use … Read More

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How To Use Forms With Your Audience

If you don’t ask in the right way, you can alienate the readers with whom you’re trying to connect … Read More

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Our First Hackathon

Earlier this month in Washington, DC, we held a collaborative event around data and visualization. Here’s what everyone made … Read More

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Three new users

We’ve added some new users to our personas list … Read More

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A Change of Focus

Our Project Lead explains why we’ve altered our approach … Read More

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Meet Our Users

We’ve created a fictional group of personas to help us build for real user needs. How can we improve them? … Read More

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Beyond Comments: Our First Event

What would our software look like as a real-world experience? … Read More

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Join us

We’ve opened up our repos, launched a community forum, and we want you to join us in our mission. … Read More

This Year In Coral

Here’s what we did and what’s next. … Read More

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Our Code of Conduct

We expect everyone contributing to The Coral Project to follow this code. … Read More

The Math Behind the Metrics

Measuring trust is no simple matter. It requires a lot of careful thought – and some math. … Read More

Our First Technology Decisions

It’s hard to code something out of nothing. Here are the first technology decisions we’ve had to make. … Read More

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How Can Our Trust Tool Help You?

We want to hear from you. Tell us how you might use our first product. … Read More

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What makes us different

There are many existing comment platform vendors out there. We’re not like them. … Read More

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Our First Product

We’re building a tool to help publishers better manage their roster of commenters and contributors. It’s the first of many tools to come. … Read More

I’ve done a lot of internet commentary

Comment sections exist because we feel a need to connect around the news. How do we honor that intention while creating a safer space for everyone? … Read More

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A problem like the comments

What is the journalistic purpose of engagement and community? … Read More

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Introducing Our Community Lead

We’re excited for you to meet the latest member of the team. … Read More

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Here we are

What we’ll be doing, how we’ll be doing it, and how you can help us. … Read More