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01.07.14 New_Featured_Comments

Introducing “featured comments”

January 7, 2014 ·

by Mia Gralla

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Here at Livefyre, one of our biggest goals is to help our customers build thriving communities around their content. Today, we are releasing a new feature that will make this easier than ever. The new Featured Comments display enables editors and community managers to feature quality comments as “Editor’s Picks” above the comment stream. And in true Livefyre innovation, we are the first commenting system to release this feature.

With Featured Comments, editors and moderators can encourage more meaningful conversation. There have been several recent studies on the influence of comments, including a recent experiment by the Guardian that found that the tone set early on in a comment thread heavily influences a reader’s perception of the article. By highlighting the most meaningful comments at the top of the comment stream, other community members will be encouraged to contribute more thoughtful comments.

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This new feature is now available to all Livefyre customers free of charge, including our 550+ enterprise customers and 75,000 community comment installations. If you are currently a StreamHub customer, you can learn more about Featured Comments in Answers and if you have our free Community Comments product you can learn more here. And if you aren’t currently a customer and want to learn more about our commenting products or other real-time applications, check out Livefyre.com now!