Testing Livefyre Sidenote for Commenting

We’ve moved between commenting systems a few times on Martech Zone. Luckily, all the key platforms will synchronize comments (we don’t use them if they don’t). Comments are becoming a topic nowadays since comment spam is rampant and many of the most colorful conversations are happening offline, leading some very large blogs to turn off commenting altogether. I’m with friend Lorraine Ball on this one who states: To me, a blog without comments is like

Zapier: Workflow Automation for Business

I never realized that I’d have to wait 6 years before we’d begin seeing applications that intelligently visualized application programming interfaces… but we’re finally getting there. Yahoo! Pipes launched in 2007 and had some connectors for manipulating and connecting systems, but it lacked integration with plethora of web services and APIs that were exploding across the web. Zapier is nailing it… enabling you to automate tasks between online services – currently 181! Zapier is for

Sorry Disqus, I’m a Fan Now!

About a year ago, quite a few commenting systems popped up – including SezWho, IntenseDebate and Disqus. I was vehemently against all but SezWho since the others loaded comments via JavaScript and did not save comments locally. The problem with JavaScript is that it’s loaded at the browser, not at the server… so when a search engine crawled the page, it would appear unchanged even though it had comments. A year later and the landscape