On Wednesday, Google announced that it would be making changes to the commenting feature in Google Docs. This change would make it more “discussion-like” with social elements borrowed from Facebook and Twitter.
Comments had previously been read as a string of text-only notes in Google’s cloud-based service. Google has now added more ownership and interactivity to each comment. Just like Facebook, Google Doc comments adds profile pictures, time stamps, and editing rights to each comment.
Google even enabled the Twitter-popularized “@mention” feature which will let you add users, direct comments at, and send e-mail notifications to others in the discussion.
Nick Cooper, a Google software engineer wrote…