Facebook Comments

Google starts indexing Facebook, third-party comments

A relatively large number of publishers, particularly those running ‘blogs‘, rely on third-party services to power the comments on their websites.

From Facebook Comments to Disqus, there is no shortage of options that enable publishers to offer commenting functionality without having to implement it themselves.

While not the most technically complex functionality to implement, there are a number of reasons publishers might choose to outsource comments, ranging from spam control to identity management.

Facebook Comments: caveat emptor for publishers

Recently, Facebook rolled out a refreshed version of its Comments Box social plugin.

The free plugin makes it easy for publishers to add
Facebook-themed commenting functionality to their websites. And it gives
Facebook yet another hook into the web that exists outside its walled
garden.