Effective tomorrow, I am turning on a new feature called Typepad Connect which upgrades the look and functionality of BNN’s discussion threads. If you have a TypeKey account, you should automatically be able to create a profile. Otherwise, you can sign up for a free TypePad account. (Info/sign up here.) The free account promises features such as:
* Display a photo, list your blog(s), create a bio, link to/promote your other online accounts.
* Read and reply to comments via email (Get an email whenever someone responds to one of your comments; use email to post a reply directly to the site.)
* Single sign in for other sites you comment to (supporting OpenID or TypeKey) including WordPress, Blogger, Facebook and others.
* Comment tracking. A comment feed allows you to track and easily revisit discussions as they progress at BNN, or across multiple blogs.
If you’re not interested in any of these features, however, not to worry. Anonymous commenting is still allowed. (Because TC is just coming out of beta, let me know if you experience any problems.)