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Actually, that’s a little bit of a misnomer, since Livefyre Sidenotes isn’t really a blog comment solution – more an enhancement to any content on the web today.

This is similar to the markerly plugin, which also used to send back stats on the most copied and shared segments... I like that feature. I wonder if this effects pagespeed. That is one issue I have seen in the past with this type of plugin.

1 day, 12 hours ago on An Introduction to Livefyre Sidenotes and Complementing Our Conversations Here

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@Danny Brown @ginidietrichI think that the best solution would be for Livefyre to allow the writer of the post to specify where (if anywhere) he would like the commenting to appear) not everywhere. 

Like Gini said, its discombobulated - and as the author, following all these conversations although interesting - doesn't work for a normal business reader, we don't have time to do all this digging. For a science journal, or reference blogs where people want to start to engage in community conversations to deep DEEP levels, then its very cool. 

So this is why I think the proper design would let the author select some points of interaction, not every paragraph. You know, make it an option, not an all or nothing format.

From the writer's perspective, I think its always nice to see a bunch of feedback, but will readers really get that much more out of it? I guess it depends on the quality of community participating. And how smoothly the read goes, given these comment sidelives of the blog. 

I say Side Life because it is a whole other mindset, normally your process is read, then think. This is like read, jump at a question or comment, then get sidetracked with what other people said, then respond ...THEN maybe continue reading.

On stats it may make people stay longer, but what in the end is coming of it all. Whats this evolving into? So many questions.

If I stop to read all the comments, I might not have the time or focus to read the whole blog... 

Look forward to seeing what happens with this on your blog :)

1 day, 14 hours ago on An Introduction to Livefyre Sidenotes and Complementing Our Conversations Here

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They also feel incredibly natural to anyone that’s read anything, ever. That’s not an overstatement – think of the little notes you make on Post-Its on your favourite books; or annotations on college papers; or side comments on a suitably-equipped eReader for further research/discussion later on.

This system is very much like Medium. It makes the read interesting if you have the time to dive into the added content of the community. Certainly a richer experience. To answer your question, I would not put a comment like "discuss" the automatic comment icon after each paragraph implies it. I think it will roll out naturally. Curiosity will drive users to click it and then discover a whole new side of the post to join in on!

1 day, 14 hours ago on An Introduction to Livefyre Sidenotes and Complementing Our Conversations Here

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