Use Twitter to Leave a Comment

May 22nd, 2009 23 Comments

New signin via TwitterI’m so far behind on my reading, having been on vacation and currently attending WebVisions.

Still, I noticed a post to the Disqus blog from last week announcing their support for sign-in via Twitter. You may recall they also support Facebook Connect, which I enabled back in March, and now you can also use your Twitter account.

The integration uses Twitter’s OAuth implementation, so you won’t need to supply a password to Disqus or to us. The first time you use it, you’ll be redirected to the Twitter OAuth page where you allow Disqus and Twitter to exchange your credentials. After that initial handshake, you’ll be good to go.  Very similar to the Facebook Connect implementation.

No fuss, no mess.

Kudos to the Disqus team. The setup took me literally less than five minutes. You can tweet your comments too, and they will include by @theappslab so we can continue to chatter on Twitter.

In a bit of kismet, I just so happened to be sitting in Chris Messina‘s session called “New Assumptions for Designers of the Social Web“. One of his assumptions is that your design must support many methods for authentication; the days of denormalizing your identity and credentials on every new site have ended.

Chris is an advocate for OpenID and OAuth, so not a surprise. I just so happened to catch the post from Disqus during his talk. Funny bit of accidental synchronicity.

Anyway, enjoy.


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23 Responses to “Use Twitter to Leave a Comment”

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    Really cool idea using Twitter as a blog authentication tool, think this is the way forward from now on!

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    Cool Feature

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