JS-Kit’s ECHO commenting system definitely looks like it’s going to “change the conversation,” or at least change the way we engage with comments as we understand it today.
Essentially, the entire comment stream will be populated by not only direct comments but also the conversations that are swirling around the web related to that particular post. As TechCrunchIT states:
For example, say users are talking about this article on Twitter. All of those tweets (that have the URL to this story attached), will be pulled into the commenting area. Same with Facebook, and Google, and Yahoo, and FriendFeed, and Digg, among others. And all of this will be populated in real-time.
Very neat. Obviously there’s going to have to be some work in terms of “signal vs. noise” management, but I think it should be worked out just fine, and with multiple login opportunities (see below) it’s adoption will be stellar:
I’ve asked for my BETA invite… I’d suggest you do the same.