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Friday, December 23, 2005

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Niko

As a relatively new blogger it's been quite frustrating for me to notice how the discussion in the comments is disconnected from the discussion that happens across blogs.

The current system also seems to lower the signal to noise ratio of blog conversations, as people can't effectively participate in "one conversation" but everybody needs to build the context again in their own posts, creating multiple, or layered conversations about the same topic. Trackbacks can connect these discussions technically, but not contextually.

Until we get a better system, I'll continue using a simple and more or less effective way of following the comment discussions I participate in. I've got a bookmarklet for adding pages to watchthatpage.com and the service reminds me of changed pages once a day...

Chris Yeh

It's a pretty cumbersome solution, but what I've been doing is tagging all the posts I comment on with del.icio.us.

http://del.icio.us/chrisyeh/yehcomment

But it requires a lot of manual work for something which should be automated!

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