Group chats and site design updates are launching on Gizmodo today and we hope to have all Kinja sites updated by the end of the week.
We've still got a lot more work to do — we'll be making discussions more personalized and more realtime. But, this is a first step in the right direction. Chats are focused on the author's discussions or can be shifted to focus on your own discussions. Also, with the design updates comes some significant site performance improvements - pages load much faster with far less jumpiness.
So, let us know what you like or what you don't like!