How attention flows on the web
TechCrunch have been using the Facebook Comments system and aren’t too impressed. A comment system should allow conversation, ‘replies-to-replies’, should be ‘sortable’, by date, popularity, etc. and has to be searchable.
On would expect Facebook to be making rapid improvements in a number of areas, not only technically, e.g. search functionality but with the fundamental principles of how one’s social graph is organised and accessed. However given that ‘the product’ is the users of the platform ‘innovation’ seems to be reserved for work on the advertising side of things.