Welcome to WebProNews Breaking eBusiness and Search News
Advertise | Newsletter | Sitemap | News Feeds News Feed 
 WebProNews Search Part of the iEntry network iEntry inc. 

Review: Google Comments Beta

A.P. Lawrence
Expert Author
Published: 2007-01-04

WebProNews RSS Feed

While browsing Google Labs, I noticed new Firefox extensions.

Well, not all that new: I guess it's been a while since I looked in here because Blogger Web Comments is a year old, but I never noticed it before.

Here's the basic idea: you download and install the extension, restart Firefox, and now there's a new icon down in the bottom right corner of your browser. Or, if you happen to be on a page that already has Google Comments, they show up:

If you want to add comments, you need a Blogger account: your comments are really posts to your Blogger account. So far, so good: no anonymity: you know who made the comment, and the requirement for a Blogger account might cut down on spam.. or will it?

I'm ambivalent here. So far, I don't see a lot of pages with these comments added, and I haven't noticed any junk yet. And of course if there were junk, it isn't part of the original page, so the only people who would see it would be those who have opted in. I think this could be a nice way of connecting related posts across blogs, but I do wonder if abuse will creep in over time, and if it does, what (if anything) Google might do to help control it.

By the way, I had trouble signing up to Blogger.. that part was easy, but then signing in through the Blogger Comment extension wasn't working. For some reason it is using a different login name than any of my other Google services - perhaps I once set up a Blogger account under that name and then forgot about it. I had to use the "recover login name from email" and then change my password to get this working. But then it broke again.. apparently it is related to converting old Blogger accounts.. so I can't actually use this at the present time except to view.


*Originally published at APLawrence.com

Reddit | Furl

Bookmark WebProNews:

View All Articles by A.P. Lawrence

Receive Our Daily Email of Breaking eBusiness News

About the Author:
A.P. Lawrence provides SCO Unix and Linux consulting services http://www.pcunix.com

WebProNews RSS Feed

More Expert Articles Articles

Contact WebProNews


The official blog of WebProNews.

Go to WebProBlog

Targeted Information for Business
WebProNews is part of the iEntry network

Internet Business: Marketing: Small Business:
WebProNews MarketingNewz SmallBusinessNewz
WebProWorld AdvertisingDay PromoteNews
EcommNewz SalesNewz EntrepreneurNewz

Software: Search Engines: Web Design:
WebMasterFree Jayde B2B DesignNewz
NetworkingFiles SearchZA FlashNewz
SecurityConfig SearchNewz WebSiteNotes

Developer: IT Management: Security:
DevWebPro ITManagement SecurityProNews
DevNewz SysAdminNews SecurityConfig
TheDevWeb NetworkingFiles NetworkNewz

The iEntry Network consists of over 100 web publications reaching millions of Internet Professionals. Contact us to advertise.

 Advertise | Contact Us | Corporate | Newsletter | Sitemap | Submit an Article | News Feeds
 WebProNews is an iEntry, Inc. ® publication - $line) { echo $line ; } ?> All Rights Reserved
Ten most recent posts.

Featured Software

About WebProNews
WebProNews is the number one source for eBusiness News. Over 5 million eBusiness professionals read WebProNews and other iEntry business and tech publications.

WebProNews provides real-time coverage of internet business.

Free Email Newsletters:
WebProNews SearchNewz
WebProWorld DevWebPro
Marketing SecurityNews
Plus over 100 other newsletters!

Send me relevant info on products and services.

iEntry.com WebProWorld RSS Feed WebProWorld Contact WebProNews Print Version Email a friend Bookmark us SearchBrains.com SearchBrains RSS Feed