MIT Technology Review is now on Disqus!

Posted by Tony Hue on January 12, 2017

No matter how you feel about CES, the annual tradeshow provides a glimpse into the future shaped profoundly by technology. Ideas once borne from science fiction novels are increasingly becoming reality from autonomous vehicles and a computer beating us at Go to VR headsets that can transport us into a completely different dimension barely indistinguishable from our own. If anything, the pace of change is accelerating faster than we can keep up with.

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Our Plans for 2017

Posted by Daniel Ha on January 04, 2017

Going into 2017, more than ever, we see publishers investing in tools to build their own, site-specific, communities and engage with their audiences. Some of the examples that we see from top publishers are premium or paid content, subscriptions, newsletters, and site-specific account systems. The unifying theme across all of these tactics is a desire to have more control over audiences and more powerful means of engaging and retaining readers. Our goal is for Disqus to amplify these tools and tactics to help publishers who use them be more successful. To do this we will release new, subscription-based versions of Disqus later this year that will give publishers more control over their audiences and more customization options.  

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2 more superpowers to elevate your moderation game

Posted by Tony Hue on January 03, 2017

Recently, we rolled out several sweet updates to the Moderation Panel to reduce the time one spent moderating. With Priority Sort, moderators can now quickly focus on the comments that need the most attention first. Searching for comments is now faster and easier with the new Filter tool that lets you view comments by issue. Lastly, smart comment tags provides much-need context about a comment in moderation.

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Livefyre shut down its WordPress plugin. Here’s how to make the switch to Disqus.

Posted by Tony Hue on December 13, 2016

On October 20, 2016, Livefyre announced the shutdown of its official WordPress plugin. As a result, any new site owners will no longer be able to add comments to their site.

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Announcing a smarter, more powerful Disqus Moderation Panel

Posted by Tony Hue on November 16, 2016

Today, we're excited to announce powerful updates to the moderation panel to help reduce the time you spend moderating comments. Moderation curates discussions to encourage a broad range of opinions to be heard and thoughtful interactions to occur, but it shouldn’t take away the time you need on growing and fostering quality engagement with your audience.

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Introducing in-thread ads: your new way to earn more

Posted by Mario Paganini on November 09, 2016

Today we’re excited to announce a new, Disqus-exclusive ad-position for Reveal. Reveal’s new in-thread ad-position allows publishers to take advantage of brand new inventory. We built in-thread to help more publishers earn more revenue from their engaged communities.

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Time to go vote!

Posted by Mario Paganini on November 08, 2016

We love to see commenters use Disqus to share their opinions in a free and open environment. Over the past 18+ months we've powered passionate discussions about the 2016 presidential election on the The Hill, Rolling Stone, Breitbart, The Atlantic, CNBC, Mediaite, SayAnythingBlog.com, Red State, and many more sites across the internet. 

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New instructions for 10 popular platforms that run Disqus

Posted by Danny Matteson on November 02, 2016

If you publish content on the web, your goals are simple: reach an audience and earn money. However, there’s an endless number of paths you can take to reach those goals.

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Most popular food website: Minimalist Baker

Posted by Tony Hue on October 10, 2016

You don’t have to look very far to find a food website. But finding the right one for you is no simple matter.

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Disqus now compatible with Google AMP

Posted by Tony Hue on September 21, 2016

Today, Disqus becomes the first comment system with support for Google AMP. To get more audience engagement on your website from mobile devices, get started with the installation instructions on our Github: https://github.com/disqus/disqus-install-examples/tree/master/google-amp

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