November 17, 2005
Earlier today Google announced the release of Sidewiki, a universal web page commenting system that allows anyone with the Google Toolbar to add comments and feedback on any web page. The web is abuzz with the news. The video included below gives a good overview of how Sidewiki works.
With the recent unveiling of Facebook comments, many have questioned the future of Disqus, the previous comment widget darling. There are some advantages to each, but something Disqus definitely has going for it is its Disqus API, as well as other features like email moderation.
Gnip, never ceasing to expand access to social media data, has launched its YouTube Comments API. With the new API, Gnip hopes to offer more value to social media managers with regards to insight-rich comments that often prove difficult to harness as comments continue far after a YouTube post. Gnip includes the API as part of its famed Enterprise Data Collector.