Echo: Time for a New Comment System

I’ve been on the fence with comment systems for a while.  The list is numerous: Sezwho, Intense Debate, Disqus, Chat Catcher (well that’s just part of WordPress I suppose),  Haloscan (for the old schoolers) and many more.

Today, I’ve decided on Echo by JS-Kit.  I’ve been watching it in the wild, most recently on 1938media.  I too, share Loren’s frustration with the social web – it becomes a lot to manage your conversations across all platforms.  Plus, it sucks when everyone is talking about your site off of your site.  Social profiles are great and enabling – however, it’s important to note that it still isn’t your site.

We’ll still be kicking the tires on Echo for the next few days, though early indications are that it’s a keeper.


  1. AndroGeek

    Wow, nice commenting system I think about to use it on Android and Geek Gadget Blog
    Thank you Nowsourcing

  2. Brian Wallace

    Androgeek: it’s a pretty cool system. A bit different from standard WordPress commenting, but I really like it. Thanks for stopping in.

  3. J. J.

    Looks excellent. Never heard of this one, but I’ll definitely have to look into it for my own blog!

  4. Khris Loux

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for giving Echo a go!  Please share your thoughts and ideas for improvements 🙂


  5. Brian Wallace

    @JJ: I’m having fun with it so far.  Thanks for stopping in – how do you like Louisville so far?

  6. Brian Wallace

    @Khris: I’ll do one better – check your email 🙂

  7. Derek Edmond

    This seems pretty cool. I’ve been playing with IntenseDebate a bit and have liked it thus far; but always interested in comparable (or better) commenting tools as well.

  8. Brian Wallace

    @Derek: IntenseDebate is pretty cool too – still, I think that Echo has some additional impressive features (showing who likes your comments vs a number of thumbs up, as well as a better social->blog or blog-> i/o).  Thanks for stopping in.


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