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  • Facebook Comments: What’s Easy Isn’t Always Right

    Editor’s note: Jordan Kretchmer is the founder of Livefyre, a realtime commenting and conversation platform for publishers and online communities.  He doesn’t think much of Facebook comments. In this guest post, he explains why. I’m not gonna lie, I hate Facebook Comments. It’s not just because it competes with my company’s product (though I’m sure that… Read More

  • Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Facebook Has Been Refining Their Troll-Slaying Comment System For Months; Finally Ready To Roll?

    Back in October of last year, news started to trickle out that Facebook was completely revamping their commenting system plugin. The very thought had to send a chill down the spine of commenting startups like Disqus, Echo, and Livefyre. In a statement to us at the time, Facebook confirmed the upgrades, and vaguely said, “we’ll have more to share in the coming weeks.” Well… 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… Read More

  • With Version 2, Lissn Quiets The Noise And Focuses On Individuals. But Is It Too Quiet?

    When Lissn launched at TechCrunch50 this past year, it had what seemed to be a hot basic premise: Twitter meets Google Wave. Unfortunately, as time has proven, Google Wave has yet to catch on in a meaningful way, as it’s too noisy for most people. And in many ways, the first version of Lissn seemed a bit too noisy. With the latest version launching today, the team has simplified things… Read More

  • LiveFyre Wants To Ignite Realtime Intelligent Conversations On The Web

    People often attempt to have conversations with others on Twitter, but if it goes more than a few tweets deep, it’s a mess. FriendFeed was a better haven for conversations, but those were often just based on tweets moved over to a small community — a community which is quickly fading. A new service launching in beta today, LiveFyre, is focused on reworking how we have conversations… Read More