Echo (blog comment hosting service)

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Echo, formerly known as Haloscan, was a blog comment hosting service.


Haloscan, one of the first third-party blog comment hosting services, was established in 2002.[1]

Another comment hosting, JS-Kit, was started as a side project of Russian-born programmer and Cisco Security Engineer Lev Walkin, who released JS-Kit as a quickly-embeddable comment system for blogs in 2006.[2] The venture grew into a full-on hosting service for comments, with Walkin becoming CTO, Khris Loux becoming CEO and Chris Saad becoming Chief Strategy Officer.


Haloscan was acquired by JS-Kit in 2008 and was renamed Echo in 2009[3] as registrations for the JS-Kit commenting system was discontinued. In 2012, it was announced that Echo would discontinue their comment hosting-exclusive services in favor of social media applications (i.e., USA Network's "Character Chatter" website feature, among other feedback features), with support for all remaining JS-Kit, Haloscan and Echo comment modules being withdrawn.[4]

Other acquisitions[edit]

  • SezWho (2009)


  1. ^ "Haloscan archive from July 2002". Archived from the original on August 2, 2002.
  2. ^ VINCE VENEZIANI (November 29, 2006). "Quick Embed Code to Add Comments To Any Site". Techcrunch.
  3. ^ "Haloscan is getting upgraded to Echo". Echo. December 9, 2009.
  4. ^ "Notice of discontinuation of service". Echo.

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