Is Google Readying Commenting System?
Google is reportedly about to launch a new commenting system that will tie into the search giant’s Google+ platform, Web services and Web search. “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,” reports The New Web.
Tech-WD blogger Saud Al-Hawawi reported yesterday that several new Google features that have yet to be announced were discussed at the Google event G-Saudi Arabia, including the new commenting platform. If and when Google does debut a new commenting system, one question is how it will affect services that are dedicated to providing a comment platform, like Disqus and Livefyre.
“They may struggle to compete against the likes of Facebook and Google down the line," since each enjoy "a well-established user-base,” TNW writes. Tech-WD also reported this week that Google+ will be rolling out vanity URLs, which several third party apps already offer.