Replacing Disqus with Github Comments
21 May 2017 in Disqus
In this post at http://donw.io/post/github-comments/, Don Williamson describes his findings of replacing Disqus with GitHub comments.
Some interesting facts:
- Load-time goes from 6 seconds to 2 seconds.
- There are 105 network requests vs. 16.
- There are a lot of non-relevant requests going through to networks that will be tracking your movements.
The author continues by listing some of these tracking networks when using the disqus platform:
And this is the important point:
Needless to say, it’s a pretty disgusting insight into how certain free products turn you into the product.
Read the whole article at http://donw.io/post/github-comments/