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A week ago I observed that commenting was being transformed with the spread of Disqus and Echo. The Big Money has now introduced Echo: The comments themselves are also more interactive. Any of your postings can be shared with your friends on Facebook, followers on Twitter, or any of your connections on the other supported…

Disqus and Echo

I’m starting to see Disqus and Echo all over the web. Anyone else notice this? I wasn’t happy when I had to move Gene Expression Classic off Haloscan, so the whole “death of comments” fad isn’t something I’m a fan of. But it seems like Facebook’s creation of a successful private web is now driving…

Anonymity vs. Pseudonymity

This comment by Lassi Hippeläinen deserves notice: Sorry if I sound pedantic – I worked many years as a system architect in computer secutiry – but this argument will not go anywhere, unless its basic terminology is clear. More specifically, there are two concepts that are getting mixed up all the time: anonymity and pseudonymity.…