In the last few days we finished rolling out a change to the commenting system on the Triond network. Some of you have noticed the transition that began about two weeks ago, in which our traditional commenting system was replaced by Facebook Comments.
There are two main advantages that this change brings. First, it solves some of the darker aspects of commenting, such as comment spam, comment trolling, and anonymous comment abuse. Second, and more importantly, it leverages the power of Facebook to increase traffic to your articles. Think about it — up until now your comments existed only on the article’s page. From now on, they still exist there, but they also exist in the Facebook space. Each time someone comments on your work, he or she includes their social graph in the conversation about your work, and the result is that more people are exposed to it.
We hope that this change makes the conversation experience around your articles a better one, and that you benefit from it in terms of better discussion and higher traffic.