Livefyre Gets People Talking

Kevin Sundstrom
Mar. 15 2012, 02:00PM EDT

For a long time the comment section on any webpage was nothing more than internet real estate about to be foreclosed on. Plagued by spammers, pointless shout-outs, and unreal amounts of bickering, most users chose to forgo perusing what was once a land of potential user interaction. Livefyre, a designer of Dynamic comment platforms, is working hard at ushering commenting into the promised land, with the Livefyre API to help get us there.

The goal is to stimulate quality discussion by pulling relevant content from social media platforms and posting it within the comments section on an existing webpage. Imagine a place where opinions pass fluidly between worlds that used to be separated by a chasm of web space. Livefyre helps to bring those worlds together.

The API lets users create their own community and revenue-generating widgets. Data returned by the API includes: comments, conversations, active profiles, site resources and more.

Some Livefyre features:

  • Real-Time Chat and Replies
  • Checking in to Comments
  • Ban abusive users
  • Multiple comment moderators and owners
  • Email notification of new comments and replies

The Livefyre API would be useful for anyone that is looking to expand the capabilities of their websites current comment system. The API uses RESTful calls and responses are formatted in JSON.

The Livefyre API is one of 628 social APIs in our directory.

Kevin Sundstrom

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Comments(4)

jeremy

Hey Kevin,

Jeremy from Livefyre here, thanks the write-up man, we really appreciate it :)

We're working very hard to provide the best online conversation medium out there, and reading posts like this always gives us an extra shot of excitement to keep working to provide exactly that for the web.

If you ever have any questions, let me know, I'd be more than happy to answer them and to help in any way that I can.

Thanks again!

With livefyre it's now easy to write comments than before. I like to read articles and I put some comments on whether I agree the point or not. Then this new livefyre makes it even easier to place comments in my experience.