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  • Now You Can Follow Other Commenters On Disqus

    Now You Can Follow Other Commenters On Disqus

    Popular commenting platform Disqus is adding a big upgrade to its central dashboard today that makes the service feel much more like a social network — sort of like a Twitter for comments. For those who haven't used Disqus, the service lets you create one profile for all of your comments across any of the hundreds of thousands of sites that support it (we use it on TechCrunch). The Disqus Read More

  • Now Over 200 Million Users A Month, Disqus Gets A New Look, Premium Add-Ons, New API

    Now Over 200 Million Users A Month, Disqus Gets A New Look, Premium Add-Ons, New API

    First, the numbers. The Disqus commenting system (which we use on TechCrunch) is now reaching over 200 million people a month, according to their Quantcast data. That means it took them only about 6 months to double traffic. And by that measurement, it makes them the fourth largest U.S. network, with over 95 million of those users based in this country. There are now 500,000 communities and… Read More

  • Facebook Confirms They're Testing Big Commenting Upgrades; Says More Info Soon

    Facebook Confirms They're Testing Big Commenting Upgrades; Says More Info Soon

    Late last night, the blog All Facebook noticed that Facebook had significantly updated their Comments social plugin. Facebook hadn't announced the changes, but there they were. And sure enough, today they've confirmed that they are testing out some significant updates on their own blogs, and promises that they'll have more to share shortly. Here's Facebook's full statement: Read More

  • Kill Trolls On The Go With The Disqus Mobile Moderator Apps

    Kill Trolls On The Go With The Disqus Mobile Moderator Apps

    One thing I love about Disqus is their mobile commenting abilities. Traditionally, commenting on mobile devices has been awful, but Disqus makes it pretty on the small screen. That said, it's still a pain to moderate Disqus comments while on the go. So Disqus has a new product to take care of that. The commenting start-up (which we use here at TechCrunch) is releasing a set of mobile Read More

  • Disqus Analytics Will Give Us More Insight Into Our Audience — Even The Trolls

    Disqus Analytics Will Give Us More Insight Into Our Audience — Even The Trolls

    No matter the size of your website, commenters tend to be a smaller subset of your audience. But they're also often among your most loyal readers who are the most engaged. Wouldn't it be great to know something about those people? That's what Disqus is trying to nail with a new Analytics offering. While it's still in its early stages, the key to Disqus Analytics is that it's very simple to use… Read More

  • It's Time To Disqus Our Community

    It's Time To Disqus Our Community

    Perhaps you've noticed that a couple days ago we flipped the switch to enable the shiny new commenting system here on TechCrunch powered by Disqus. So far, the feedback has been very, very positive -- and we're pleased with how well it's performing. But Disqus is just one step of what we need to do. As many of you are well aware, the commenting situation on TechCrunch has been completely out of… Read More

  • Disqus Rolls Out Improved Global Profiles, Community Box, And More

    Disqus Rolls Out Improved Global Profiles, Community Box, And More

    Online comment platform Disqus, which lets you use a single profile across some 500,000 sites across the web, is launching some key new social features today. The first change concerns Disqus's global user profiles, which let you get an at-a-glance view of a user's recent comments. These are good for figuring out who someone is and to gauge the quality of their contributions, but before now it's… Read More

  • Livefyre Aims To Put Out The Comment Troll Problem; Gets Funding To Do So

    Livefyre Aims To Put Out The Comment Troll Problem; Gets Funding To Do So

    Commenting on the web is broken. Visit just about any site large enough on the Internet and you'll notice it. Sure, there are useful comments every once in a while, but there are more comments that are either jokes, stupid, or just downright cruel. Considering the web is supposed to be this great medium for interaction, this is a problem. It's one LiveFyre now thinks they can fix. When Livefyre… Read More

  • Disqus Forks Into Two Products, Launches Revamped Real-Time Comment System

    Disqus Forks Into Two Products, Launches Revamped Real-Time Comment System

    Only a month after rival comment system JS-Kit launched Echo, a real-time comment system, Disqus is striking back with its biggest upgrade since the service launched. Along with a revamped comment system, Disqus 3.0 is also what CEO Daniel Ha calls a "conceptual reconstruction" for the service: Disqus will now be split into two separate but complimentary products, called Comments and Profiles, in… Read More

  • Soon, All Your Blog Comments Will Belong To Facebook (Or Google)

    Soon, All Your Blog Comments Will Belong To Facebook (Or Google)

    There are way too many comment login systems out there. Each blogging platform (Wordpress, Typepad, Blogger) has its own login system, then there are the cross-platform commenting systems like Disqus and JS-KIT. But many of these will soon give way to Facebook Connect and Google's Friend Connect. I am talking about just the ID people use to login, not the commenting systems themselves. We Read More