Salon has now launched user comments powered by Facebook. When we learned our previous vendor was retiring the comment product, we took the opportunity to examine our options and chose Facebook comments as a replacement for these key reasons:
- User experience – The Facebook interface is familiar to users.
- Transparency – It is difficult to create throwaway accounts, which are often used by trolls.
- Functionality – Integrated comments permit a single discussion thread across platforms.
Previous comments are not going away. All comments left prior to the switchover will remain archived on the website. All comments from this point forward will be served by the Facebook commenting tool.
At Salon, we consider it our mission to provide a platform for civil dialogue, and we believe the Facebook comment tool will best facilitate that kind of conversation for you.
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