After a few months of beta testing, Reddit has officially launched embeddable comments. Like Twitter’s embedded tweets feature, embeddable comments makes it easy for other sites to feature comments from Reddit users. Instead of cutting-and-pasting a comment or linking back to it, writers just have to click on its permalink and select “embed” for its code.
The feature is only available for comments on public subreddits, which will come as a relief to users on private subreddits who don’t want their thoughts potentially plastered all over the Internet.
There are several drawbacks, however, to embedding Reddit comments, like questionable usernames:
(As with any feature rollout, there are hiccups and embeddable comments are not currently showing up for me on WordPress, though the links work).
Furthermore, as the Unidan imbroglio underscored last year, even the most respected and karma-laden users may…
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