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Jacket Copy switching to Facebook comments system

June 23, 2011 | 11:04 am

Comments Later today, Jacket Copy will switch from its current comments system to comments through Facebook.

The new commenting system requires you to sign in through your Facebook account to leave a comment. People without Facebook accounts will not be able to leave comments -- so if you haven't got a Facebook account yet, and you've got to say something about the Lady Gaga-Slavoj Žižek rumor, now's the time to sign up.

As a commenter, you'll have the option of posting your Jacket Copy comment on your Facebook wall, but that's not required.

Comments will instantly post, rather than waiting for moderation as they have up until now.

The change is part of the evolution of Jacket Copy and several other Times blogs; you can see it in action on our music blog, Pop & Hiss.

In March, Jimmy Orr, the Los Angeles Times managing editor in charge of latimes.com, discussed the use of Facebook for comments in greater depth on our Readers' Representative Journal.

Tell us what you think about Facebook comments on Jacket Copy below. It's OK, we can take it.

-- Lisa Fung, Martin Beck and Carolyn Kellogg

Image: a screenshot of the Facebook comments system in action on Pop & Hiss.

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