Google, Disqus working on new article commenting systems

The Next Web | Disqus
Google is developing a new article commenting system tied to its Google+ social network, an unnamed source tells The Next Web.

The Google comment system, which will almost certainly rival that of Facebook, will have deep links to Google’s network of services and websites, indexing comments in Google Search, and most significantly, the system will be available for use on third party sites.

Meanwhile, Disqus is beta-testing the next version of its popular commenting plugin, codenamed Disqus 2012. The biggest addition to the new version is a “community” tab that shows the most active discussions and the most frequent commenters across the site. Here’s what that looks like:

Disqus 2012

Disqus 2012 also has a number of aesthetic changes and small new features. There are social sharing buttons for each comment, and readers can vote each comment up or down. Until now, Disqus users could “like” a good comment, but there was no way to express disapproval of a bad comment.

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  • http://www.trufortebusinessgroup.com/sellingabusiness.html Selling a Business

    This is good that google want to make his comment system like facebook comment system but still I prefer to use the disqus which support most of the site and best and simple to use.

  • http://www.mazero.com/ Inbound Marking

    I do agree, because many blogs and website are using Disqus as their commenting platform because it has the very good features that help to post a comment instantly. As of now Disqus is still improving and I’am glad to hear about it.

  • http://www.mazero.com/ Inbound Marking

    I do agree, because many blogs and website are using Disqus as their commenting platform because it has the very good features that help to post a comment instantly. As of now Disqus is still improving and I’am glad to hear about it.

  • http://www.seointernetmarketing.com.au/ SEO Australia

    If this idea by Google and Disqus would be completed, then Facebook will have the best commenting system.

  • http://www.americanrecordablemedia.com/ Martz Hobert

    If this idea by Google and Disqus would be completed, then Facebook will have the best commenting system.  I think it’s better that they just buy Disqus for millions of dollars than teaming up.

  • http://www.sasasoftwaretechnologies.com/ Web Development Company

    You need to take an effort to contact them. You’re the one who need them so you initiate the communication.

  • Talton

    I use to say the same about Digg’s commenters. Depending on the content, it usually becomes a competition for the most clever one-liner, which can be quite entertaining. If you want legitimate feedback or discussion, you often need to prompt it.

  • Anonymous

    no. it is what it is: comments

  • Anonymous

    I agree, sometimes the comments themselves are more entertaining than the articles. Especially on CNN.com and ESPN.com – some people must spend hours a day on those sites commenting back and forth. 

  • Anonymous

    Interesting. I call the comments sections following newspaper articles and web articles “the after-article” and see it as having its own place now in the evolving mediascape. Agree? Disagree? I often find the after-article more interesting than the article itself. This the coinage. Does it work for you?