Since Insider Louisville’s inception, social media has become an increasingly useful tool in engaging our audience. A large portion of our readership consumes IL content via Facebook and Twitter, and the vast majority of conversations stemming from our stories occur on these social media platforms.
Because most reader comments naturally have shifted to social media, IL is doing away with the ability to comment directly on stories on our website. Not only will this streamline the conversations into a single thread, it also will allow for all comments to be visible to a wider audience, hopefully resulting in more thoughtful, robust discussions on topics that are important to Louisville.
Insider Louisville’s commenting platform already required readers to have a Facebook page in order to sound off at the bottom of a story, so this change shouldn’t cause any inconvenience. And in an effort to help facilitate reader comments, you now can find a link to our Facebook page at the end of stories, making it easy for readers to join the conversation.
As always, we look forward to hearing what our readers have to say. To that end, feel free to follow the link below and tell us what you think.
Correction: The original version of this post incorrectly stated the date of IL’s launch; the first post went live in April 2010.