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Watch out Disqus and Livefyre: Google+ comments can now be integrated into Blogger


Today, Google has announced that it is integrating Google+ comments into its Blogger blogging service.For example, comments from Google+ users regarding a Blogger post will actually show up in the comments on a Blogger blog post.

Now when you’re browsing your blog’s comment threads, you’ll see activity from direct visitors, and from people talking about your content on Google+. For example, if there’s a public Google+ discussion about one of your blog entries, those comments and replies will also appear on your Blogger blog. This way you can engage with more of your readers, all in one place.

With Google’s recent moves to unify its products, this change is notable as it integrates both Google+ and Blogger in a seamless, sensible fashion…

The social integration between Google+ and Blogger may pose challenges and increased competition for other comment systems, like Disqus and LiveFyre, because as those systems are trying to build up their own network of users, Blogger now has the resources and large user base of Google+ in an easily accessible form.

Comments via Google+ will also follow the privacy rules of each respective Google+ user. For example, a private user’s comments will not be accessible to all of your blog’s readers or even if you (if you are not in their Google+ Circles).

The Google+ comment system can be enabled via the Blogger system’s dashboard. It will be interesting to see if Google expands Google+ comments beyond Blogger and offers it as a platform for other blogging services.

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