Google may be getting ready to launch its own third-party commenting system that will tie into the company’s other services.
According to a report from The Next Web, Google’s commenting system is said to be heavily integrated with its Google+ social platform.
We’re assuming that Google’s new commenting system will be at least somewhat similar to what’s offered by Disqus or IntenseDebate. Blogs and news sites can install these third-party commenting platforms on their site. These systems allow commenters to login using a variety of services (Twitter, WordPress, Yahoo, etc.) to identify themselves.
A commenting system would go a long way in helping boost activity on the search giant’s social network. Google might also be going after Facebook, which offers its own third-party commenting system.
One big downside to the Facebook commenting system is that you can only use a Facebook account to login. If Google’s system allows you to get around that by logging in with several different third-party accounts, it could have a huge leg up.
Google is apparently discussing several new unreleased services at the G-Saudi Arabia Google event, including the new commenting system, adding vanity URLs to Google+ profiles, and possibly even the forthcoming cloud-based G-Drive service.
We’re reaching out to Google for further comment about these announcement and will update this post with any new information.
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