You may have noticed that at the end of every paragraph there is a little icon. That icon is there because I have installed Livefyre Sidenotes to allow for increased interaction. The beauty of Sidenotes is that you can comment on a paragraph or even a word or two in the post.
The hyperlink in the previous paragraph takes you to a post in the Livefyre blog that explains what Sidenotes is all about. You can learn about it there or you can just play around with it and see if you like it. I’d appreciate hearing your thoughts.
Give Sidenotes a try. You can select text in this post and a box pops up which allows you to share the text to Facebook, Twitter or add a Sidenote regarding the selected text. You can also click on the little icon at the end of a paragraph to make a comment on that paragraph.
I think this is a pretty cool feature, but I’m not sure how much interest there is in using it. Therefore, I’ll keep Sidenotes live for the month of August and will then evaluate if there is sufficient use of it to warrant keeping it installed. If it is not helpful or not used, I will remove Sidenotes to keep the page load speed to a minimum.
Let me know what you think.