Posted on March 21, 2012 by danielha
Disqus wasn’t originally built with bloggers in mind. Let me explain.
You see, I’m not much of a blogger myself. When we first started out, we wanted Disqus to be an awesome way to experience discussions on the web. Disqus would be great for those people, like me, who make their voices heard — not by blogging — but through the ensuing discussion that takes place.
Over the next couple of years, Disqus has evolved to become a very robust publisher-friendly platform that has allowed users, all around the world, to have great discussion experiences across the web. We’re very proud about this.
So, what are we up to next? I’m glad that you asked. We’ve been feeling a bit innovative lately. Today, we’re working on expanding on top of our platform, but also revisiting our roots. For the last few months, we’ve been working on something we’ve been calling Disqus 2012.
The new Disqus for 2012
Disqus 2012 is a fresh take on the Disqus system — both a bit of rearchitecting and a bit of reimagining. We think we can build a version of Disqus that fully resonates with our original purpose: build delightful discussion experiences for the participants.
We’d love for you to check it out. Today we’re launching Disqus Labs, a way for Disqus users to experience some of the brand new, interesting projects that we’ve been playing with. And also today, we’re looking for some Disqus users to be the first people to try out the new Disqus 2012. If you’d like to be a part of this limited beta, you can sign up now by visiting Disqus Labs.
In the next couple weeks, we’re going to be talking more about some of the decisions we’ve been making for the product. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out Disqus Labs and what we’ve been up to with our newest Disqus offering.
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