WordPress.com idea: Tweets as comments

Often, when a post is publicized to Twitter (or Facebook), the ensuing conversation then happens on the other platform. The challenge with this is two-fold: the conversation happens out of context of the original piece, and isn’t as accessible as time goes on.

It would be neat to pull in responses to or retweets of a publicize action back into the context of the original post. Furthermore, those external reactions should be ingested in a structured manner, and the comments iA should reflect the nature of type of reaction.

This isn’t a new idea as it’s been done before but it’s still something to be vastly improved.


blurrymonocle December 5, 2011 Reply

There’s Livefyre.com

Devin Reams December 23, 2011 Reply

Have you seen what we are doing with the “Social” plugin for WordPress. This almost entirely describes the problem we try to solve…

Daniel Bachhuber December 23, 2011 Reply

I haven’t… link? How well does it do incorporating tweet responses into the comment stream? I’d love for it to be super smart about it — retweets should display minimally and direct responses to the specific tweet should receive more prominence (and then it should pull in my responses too if I’ve replied on Twitter).

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