May 8, 2012 — by Per Christensson
The Web has evolved a lot over the past few years. While there have been many changes, I'd say the biggest is how interactive the Web has become. In the 1990s and early 2000s, the Web was largely an informational resource. In recent years, however, it has become a place to communicate and share information with other users. The online community is truly a "global village."
Websites like Facebook and Twitter are designed specifically for social networking, but many other websites have incorporated social interactivity as well. Wikis like Wikipedia, encourage users to add their own content to webpages. News websites and blogs now allow users to comment on the articles, rather than just read them. The days of passively surfing the Web are over. Website visitors now expect to be able to respond to the content of webpages and interact with other users.
Therefore, just one week after changing the domain name, I have added the capability to comment on PC.net! You can now post your feedback directly on the website, rather than emailing me. Welcome to the 21st century, I know.
After reviewing several options, I have chosen to use Disqus as the comment system for PC.net. Disqus allows you to post from one of many different account types, including Google, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo!, OpenID, and Disqus accounts. I have also enabled Guest posting, which allows you to post as a guest. You just need to enter your name and email address. If you choose to post as a guest, don't worry, your email address will not show up in the post.
Since this is my first experience with a website comment system, I have only enabled comments for news articles. However, I may decide to add comments to other sections of the website in the future. We'll see how it goes. If you have any comments, LMK! Just click the "Comments" link below.