Wouldn’t it be a cool thing to turn your blog comments to web wide discussions? Get people to share ideas, opinions, thoughts and reactions into one single channel. A few months ago, when I started Social Media Philippines, conversations were one of the things I wanted to grow.
Thru conversations, we learn from each other. One idea brings another idea and often times, leads to creating amazing things. That’s not all! Conversations create relationships, an integral part in making your social media strategy a success and making your online presence more visible.
So, How Will I Do This?
DISQUS (pronounced as discuss) is a tool for blog and web comments. It can be plugged easily to any blog platform or website. If you notice, I’m using WordPress. The comment system of WordPress is fabulous but Disqus has something more flexible and exciting. Disqus gives users an easy way to leave comments, to be more interactive and the ability to connect websites and commenters across discussion communities.
With a single profile, users can track all their comments and contributions from multiple sites. I got some of these features from the Disqus website and want to share them here.
Key benefits for Websites, Publishers, Bloggers
- Threaded comments and comment ratings
- Powerful moderation and admin tools
- Filter out spam, trolls, and unwanted commenters
- Enable your visitors to become a real community
- Moderation by email or mobile
- More comments and increased engagement
- Connected with a large discussion community
- Increased exposure and readership
Key benefits for Commenters, Readers
- Track and manage comments and replies
- Verified commenter reputations across sites
- More control over your own comments on websites
- Never lose your comments, even if the website goes away
- Build a global profile, or comment blog, to collect and show off what you’re saying
- Easier to comment on websites using Disqus
- Reply to comments through email or mobile
- Edit and republish comments with one click
And How Will The Discussions Expand?
I use different social media channels from broadcasting and listening. As much as possible, I want to organize them into one channel. Ever heard of Friendfeed? In one of my previous posts, I described Friendfeed as an aggregator or connector. All my feeds are under this channel and are currently being shared to other Friendfeed users.
Friendfeed has 58 services available. If the channels you are using are being supported by Friendfeed, then you can add the channel’s feed into your profile. All your feeds will then be exposed to thousand of Friendfeed users who can be your possible subscribers. Hope this makes sense.
So, check it out and tell me what you think. It will be nice to see you in Disqus too.
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