I love blog comments – I think of them as the Dark Matter of the Blogosphere. I haven’t been able to get an accurate count of the total number of comments floating around – my guess is that there are somewhere between 1 billion and 10 billion. That’s a lot of comments.
I’ve also talked about The 80-19-1 Rule in the past. In blogging, the 1% are the bloggers, the 19% are the commenters, and the 80% are the readers. However, up to this point, the tools for the 19% suck.
One of the TechStars companies – Intense Debate – worked on a comment replacement system this summer. They’ve officially launched and are now up on about 1,000 blogs, including Feld Thoughts. Give it a spin and tell me what you think (in a comment, of course.)