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I’m gonna be completely honest with you here – Facebook is about 1 small step away from me ditching my current commenting system that I use here at SMSEO which is Disqus. You can see already at the bottom of this article that I’ve placed Facebook’s comment box above my Disqus comment box. And for anyone that see the relevance of the new Facebook commenting system, I’d have to believe they would feel the same way as I do. The only missing piece keeping me from ejecting 100% from Disqus is that I can’t figure out how to receive notifications of comments from the Facebook comments box. There is a way to do it – I know… it’s just I haven’t been able to figure it out yet.
Given that it’s an identity that 600 million people around the world already use, the push by Facebook into the publisher comment space is undoubtedly going to be a very, very strong one. And the fact that Yahoo is on board with the launch magnifies that strength. But it could have been even stronger. Facebook originally planned to use Twitter and Google logins for the commenting system as well.
Over the last few months there have been numerous reports about a new, fully revamped Facebook commenting plugin that would make the social network a viable competitor to the likes of Disqus, Echo, and the stock comment engines found in WordPress and other CMS platforms. Well, the reports were true, and today Facebook is lifting the curtain on its big new comments platform. If you want to get a taste of them, look down — we’re currently testing them on TechCrunch. Now let’s take a look at what makes this interesting. First, you’ll notice that if you’re already logged into Facebook, you won’t have to click though any authentication options. More important, you’ll notice that any comments you write are being left under your real name , which spells bad news for you trolls and spammers.