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Welcome To Our New 'Hood

NPR's new social media software goes online today. You can guess what that means: changes in how you comment and how we respond. It's part of the infrastructure of our new on-line community.

Some of the big differences:

- Before you comment, you'll have to register and create a public profile. That's the downside.

- Your comments will go up immediately, not sit around waiting someone here to hit "publish."

- You can comment on broadcast and web-based stories, not just blog posts. You can also recommend stories.

- Your comments may turn up on the NPR home page or as highlights on a story page.

- You can link with NPR staff and other users through their public profiles (including me, as soon as I get time to create my own profile).

NPR's Web guru, Dick Meyer, has written a column about the changes. And if you want to plunge into the NPR social scene, you can go straight to the faqs or the registration page.

Will and I hope these changes spur, not restrain, the conversation.




Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.

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