Comment with OpenID

Disqus announced today that its commenting widget finally supports OpenID. You may recall they’ve been quickly adding other ways to login and leave a comment, including Facebook Connect and Twitter. I applaud their support for multiple authentication mechanisms. I’ve enabled OpenID here, and as you probably know, I’m a proponent. So, if OpenID is your… Read More

Use Twitter to Leave a Comment

I’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… Read More

Anatomy of a Spam Attack

Yesterday, I did some browsing of the web analytics for this blog to get comparison numbers for the browser stats I had for Connect. Today, I went back to do a little more digging and some navel-gazing 🙂 We use Google Analytics, which I prefer to Mint for web metrics. It has loads of metrics… Read More

Leave a Comment using Facebook Connect

Just before Christmas, Disqus announced their support for Facebook Connect. At the time I remember being a little disappointed with the decision, due to Facebook’s closed nature and what seemed like a choice for the walled garden of Facebook and against the open web (OpenID, OAuth, OpenSocial). I like Disqus; they’ve been responsive when we’ve… Read More

Now We’re on FriendFeed

Disqus announced an integration with FriendFeed today. We’ve used Disqus for a while here and were early FriendFeed adopters. I like both services but have struggled to keep up with comments on FriendFeed that apply to posts made here. The FriendFeed plugin was great, but that stopped working a few months ago. So, the news… Read More

Discussing Disqus

If you’ve read and commented here in the past, you’ll have noticed we switched to Disqus to handle comments about two months ago. Rich made the change, and I was initially skeptical because frankly I had no real idea of what switching would get us. Disqus has a few distinct advantages over the built-in WordPress… Read More