As part of “narrowing the distance” between authors and readers, we are beta testing “commenting” on all public abstract pages in our Cognitive Science Network. As I said in a previous post, “…as scholarly research has moved from a model of scarcity to one of information overabundance, content is no longer king. The conversation that surrounds the content is king…” The commenting functionality launched this week allows our readers to leave comments for the author and other readers on the abstract’s web page. We hope this functionality provides a simple forum for hundreds of conversations based on scholarly research in the SSRN eLibrary. Commenting will be available on all public abstract pages later this year.