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Rumor: Google Launching Third-Party Commenting System To Compete With Facebook
Reports are swirling today that Google will be announcing a commenting platform to rival Facebook comments. The commenting system is said to tie into the Google+ platform and operate as a stand-alone system to help websites gain a better breed of comments. Facebook comments launched a bit over a year ago, and has had moderate success in cleaning up (and removing anonymity.) Now it appears that Google may be interested in the commenting market.
A Google commenting system could not only deeply tie into Google+, but also into Google search. With “Search Plus Your World” comments could directly tie into results, Google profiles, or even apply author markup to comments in the Search Results Pages.
We contacted Google on the rumors and received the following response from a Google spokesperson:
We don’t comment on rumor or speculation.
The discussions on the functionality were allegedly made at the Google event G-Saudi Arabia and reported on by Tech-WD blogger Saud Al-Hawawi (in Arabic). For more information see the Tech-WD website or The Next Web.