Today I received a message from The Huffington Post advising that effective today all comments on their site will be moving to a Facebook.
CTO at The Huffington Post
Moving the Conversation to Where You Want to Have It
At The Huffington Post, we are always thinking of ways to better engage our worldwide audience and create a meaningful community for our readership.
The growth and evolution of the site has gone hand-in-hand with changes in how the internet operates. And one of the most significant changes we’ve seen to date is the increasing volume of conversations about our articles happening not only on HuffPost, but all over the web on a range of platforms and social networks.
In light of this important trend, we want to make you aware of a change that will take place on the site on Monday, June 2, at noon EST.
As many of you have noticed, we’ve been experimenting with the Facebook comments platform on many of our verticals over the past few weeks. On Monday, our entire U.S. site, including our mobile web and our mobile apps, will move exclusively to Facebook comments, allowing our readers to engage with content on the site and connect with other users outside of the native Huffington Post platform. This is far from an an end to conversation; it’s the start of conversation where you want to have it — and where you’ve been having it already. It’s bringing the discussions and debates to the places where you engage with them the most and introducing so much of what makes the HuffPost community great to the broader Facebook audience.
The community has been a vital part of The Huffington Post since the beginning, and it will continue to play an important role. You can still comment on our posts using the comment module. You can provide us with news tips, firsthand accounts, information or photos about a news story by sending them to us. If you have an idea for a blog post, please send it to us here (long-time community members interested in blogging under their established HuffPost handles are also invited to send in post ideas).
We hope that you are as excited as we are for these changes to the commenting platform and to the new era of conversation on The Huffington Post!
As of this morning there are almost 800 comments on this post, I did not read ANY that were in favor. Many of us who post on Huffington Post, express our ideals on politics which we do NOT want shared on Facebook, where employers, neighbors and family members can read.
We appreciated the anonymity of a comment on the Huffington Post. Many deleted profiles have already taken place, I hope that HP will change this decision quickly, or else I see the success of the site being hurt dramatically.