The comment threads on websites such as Reddit, Hacker News, and ProductHunt are almost realtime– I find myself constantly refreshing the page waiting on responses and looking for new comments. If it's so realtime, why isn't it structured like chat?

My app, ContextChat, takes any Hacker News, Reddit, or ProductHunt link and gathers metadata, setting up a contextually aware chatroom for discussion on the topic of the link. It aims to bring realtime paradigms to the discussions of these sites, which I foresee as something that will eventually be implemented internally by these sites.

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