Kara Swisher

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BoomTown gets guff about a lot of stuff, but no one is more passionate than those who wanted us to make our comment system better.

And they were right.

So while we never move fast enough, even for ourselves, tonight we have launched a new comments tool to improve the user experience on AllThingsD.com.

It lets you do cool things, such as log in using Facebook Connect, comment easily from a mobile phone and comment via email.

The tool we chose is called Disqus, and it’s used pretty widely on the Web (see Fred Wilson’s site, A VC, for a good example).

In fact, you might already have a Disqus profile that you use on other sites.

But, because we know how annoying change can be, we were able to port over all of the old comments from our site to the new system, although there might be a glitch or two (which we will fix!).

In addition, those who have already signed up as commenters on ATD can continue to comment as they always have always without further sign-ups.

We hope the change makes it more fun (and interesting) for you to comment and interact with us and with one other.

Please let us know if you have any problems at all and we will get to them asap!

Let the feedback begin!

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