Die ersten Erfahrungen, die TechCrunch mit dem Kommentarsystem von Facebook sammelte, bestätigen meine Vermutungen, dass das Kommentarsystem für Publikationen mit hohem Kommentaraufkommen sehr sinnvoll sein kann:
In the past few hours, most of the anonymous trolls who have come to call TechCrunch comments a second home are gone. Of course, some people don’t want to comment with their real names for good reason (they want to speak freely without fear of reprisals), but for the most part in practice anonymity was abused. It was used mostly as a shield to hide behind and throw out invective. Have the trolls really vanished or will they return? I certainly hope they are gone. We have fewer comments in general on most posts today, but the conversations are much more civil and interesting.
Und ebenso der vorhersehbare Traffic-Faktor:
So what are the results? So far today, Facebook is our No. 2 referring site, after AOL (thank you, Justin Bieber). It is beating out Twitter, which is usually our top source of referring traffic. This viral effect would be twice as powerful, of course, if people could use their Twitter IDs as well.