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WordPress Embraces Social Commenting, Are Google Accounts Next?

Lovers of WordPress.com can finally allow readers to comment using their Facebook and Twitter credentials without having to install IntenseDebate.

As an important touch, we let you stay logged in to multiple services. This means you can stay logged in to Facebook for convenience, but still leave a comment through Twitter or your WordPress.com account. Just click whichever identity you’d like to use, and the selected one will be associated with your comment when it is published. You’re in control of your identity, as you should be. (Official WordPress.com Blog)

Automattic (the company behind WordPress.com) is planning on porting this feature for self hosted blogs via JetPack, which should help fill a gap for bloggers who want social commenting without having to embrace third party options like Disqus or Facebook.

Currently there is no option to post a comment using your Google account, although the team may consider the search engine giant in the not so distant future (depending upon demand of course).

For those of you powering your blogs via WordPress.com, have you activated social commenting upon your sites? Also what other services (aside from Google) would you like to see added?

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  1. Brandon ) says: 6/8/2011

    Keeping my fingers crossed for LinkedIn capabilities too

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  2. Kevin Kimes ) says: 6/9/2011

    I find all the varying “Identities” I have to manage to be quite a hassle. But, it’s a necessary thing in this business. When I was younger, I enjoyed having as many of these as I could (mostly IM platforms back then), but now it’s just extra busy-work :)

    I also dislike using many websites’ integration with facebook, as it ends up “installing an app” in my FB profile which grants that company access to all sorts of personal data. Since I can’t specify what gets kept private, I will not “use facebook to login” to any third party sites.

    I also like to keep my personal facebook account separate from my business life. I intend to figure out in the near future how to keep them thoroughly separated, without neglecting the usage of either persona.

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  3. The Nerdy Nurse ) says: 6/20/2011

    Could really give a flip less if google is integrated into wordpress.
    I personally don’t care for facebook integration, either, but that is just me.

    So glad they have integrated twitter, however. A step in the right direction.

    And I totally agree that we should have power over which par of our online presence we want displayed, which is part of the reason why I do not like facebook commenting.

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  4. John says: 6/22/2011

    I dont think it is the best idea to be logging into different site with same log in. If someone gets your access codes to one they have access to it all!

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  5. hai bui van says: 9/7/2011

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  6. J'Ze says: 12/3/2011

    one of the cool ways ,Social networks are great to increase web traffic, I try to combine between facebook, twitter and google account

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  7. Dox says: 12/3/2011

    I generate to my blogs, its great for connected to your reader and stay with ‘em

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  8. Dave says: 12/3/2011

    @Darnell: how should I apply to my blog to get best implementation? I have bad writing in codes.
    @Dox: may you help me how to create those application, please?

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  9. google trends says: 12/5/2011

    I think Google Accounts are next too its just how it’s going to be from now on more social. :D

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  10. test says: 12/18/2011

    ttt

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