Like Disqus…only Facebook-y.
CNET is reporting that Facebook is busying themselves in developing a third-party commenting system, which is set to launch in a matter of weeks, according to ‘sources familiar with the new product’.
The social networking giant is currently seeking major media companies to join in on the fun when it launches, and is touted as a ‘big media industry move’ spearheaded by Nick Grudin and Andy Mitchell of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
So, what will the new comment system be like? Much like Facebook Connect that you see on most websites and blogs, but this time around Facebook will be ‘responsible’ for the comments a.k.a it will know who and what they posted. You know what that means right? More invasion of our privacy…err, I mean more targeted spam….err, what are the words I am looking for? Oh yes, ‘better integration’ with your Facebook account. Of course, sure.
CNET’s source also hinted that the Facebook commenting system may also permit users to log in with Google, Yahoo, or Twitter IDs if a publisher chooses to incorporate them. So, like Disqus, Livefyre, Echo, IntenseDebate…we guess?
The whole shebang rises another potentially enraging conflict between users and Facebook: will everyone be forced to use their real names to comment on websites? We all know how we love to troll behind the anonymous walls of the Internet!