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Kevin Marks

replacing comments with external posts

1 min read

Regarding http://motherboard.vice.com/read/im-on-twitter-too

We have an answer to this, in the shape of the
http://indiewebcamp.com/webmention protocol.
This makes it possible for posts on other sites to notify you when they have commented on an article of yours, through a simple protocol.

I know this sounds like development work, but there are a couple of services that implement this with small changes to your site's markup.

http://webmention.io and http://webmention.herokuapp.com will receive these webmentions for you, and store them in a way you can inspect, or embed in your page with javascript.

In addition, there is a service brid.gy that will map twitter, facebook, g+, instagram posts into webmentions so you see those too, if you want.

For an example post with a lot of comments received this way, see
http://www.kevinmarks.com/twitterhatespeech.html

I'd be happy to chat more - come on over to
http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/today?beta#bottom or track me down elsewhere.