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consolidation of commenting services

Since I started this blog, I have maintained an interest in various blog commenting services. Back in November 2007, I experimented with SezWho and also reviewed three more similar comment tracking services before finally settling on Disqus.

Competition is obviously a good thing but this is proving a tough climate for small, Web 2.0 companies competing in a small, overcrowded marketplace and we have recently seen some consolidation in this area.

  • SezWho - Unfortunately, SezWho ceased trading yesterday with a recommended upgrade path to JS-Kit.
  • Disqus - still going strong with recent announcement of improvements to performance and UI.
  • coComment - still going albeit with a horrendous interface.
  • co.mments - consigned to the dead pool.
  • commentful - still alive. For now.

The two main commenting services that appear to represent serious competition for Disqus are IntenseDebate and JS-Kit although I have no personal experience of either product. Anyone out there used them ?

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