Peter Kafka

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Facebook Rolling Out Commenting System for Big Media Sites

Facebook’s courtship of big media continues: CNET’s Caroline McCarthy reports that the social network is rolling out a commenting system, akin to services like Disqus, that it wants to launch with the help of big publishers. That makes sense, because Facebook has been headed in that direction. Go to Time Warner’s People.com, and you’ll see that Facebook already manages that site’s comments, a move it made last year. Easy to see Facebook and publishers working together on something even more robust.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald