Podcast #28 – IntenseDebate with Jon Fox – Free Comment Enhancement System

In my latest podcast, I chat with Jon Fox who is the co-founder, mastermind and code monkey of IntenseDebate.

With IntenseDebate, you can let your readers post comments using services like Facebook, Twitter, and OpenID. They can also sign up for an IntenseDebate profile or simply comment without one as a Guest. E-mail notifications alert you and your readers of new comments, encouraging return visits and additional commenting. You can reply to and moderate comments via email, while threading makes it easy to follow the conversation and many more features that are described in this podcast.

Podcast topics include:

  • What is IntenseDebate?
  • How did it all begin?
  • Features of IntenseDebate
  • Customisation
  • Any slowdown when adding so many features to your own site?
  • Rating comments
  • Facebook and Twitter integration
  • Reputation system
  • The dreaded SPAM
  • Additional plugins for IntenseDebate
  • Automattic Inc. purchasing IntenseDebate and the effect of this transaction
  • IntenseDebate future on WordPress.com blogs
  • What can IntenseDebate offer over any rivals with a similar feature list?
  • Looking to the future…
  • IntenseDebate on Mobile devices
  • HTML5 and VP8

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.