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For A Post On Community…

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For a post all about community why are the comments off and the people/business that are talked about are not linked?

Glen seams like an up to speed guy. He’s doing a good (aside from these issues) job blogging, tweeting and putting videos on YouTube.

Maybe I’m just an idiot with my head up my butt but, I don’t even know who he’s talking about with, “Our best known economist is using his blog and Facebook entries”, and I’d like to.

Hope it’s just an oversight.

Interruption?

“There is no more shame or guilt in unsubscribing from the data streams of people who do not benefit your attention than there is turning off the television when it becomes a waste of time.

Of course, this metric of value will be different for everyone. But unless you have some kind of qualification for ‘meaningful’ in your own mind, where are you going to draw the line?”

 

(Via Is It Worth the Interruption? : James Shelley)

I didn’t know if this was the direction James was going to take at the start of this post. I am SO glad he went that way, had a comment forming in the first paragraph, didn’t need it by the end.

P.S. So looking back, comments are not enabled. That’s a loss.

 

Professional?

OK, you may not like what I have to say here, it’s a bit of a rant so…This is all to do with Social Media/Interactive/Blah Blah Blah “Professionals.”If you don’t have a blog why would anyone trust you.If your not the first Google result for your name, and in on the first page for some important keywords your not doing it right.If your using Blogger you need to move! There just aren’t enough options there.If you don’t have a domain name for your blog you don’t know how to own the content. I don’t care if you use TypePad or WordPress.com but, pay for a domain and pay them to use it! If you moveIf you don’t allow comments, or you moderate out any negative ones you don’t get the space.I’m sure there’s more, maybe I’ll update st some point but I’m done for now.</rant> And let the flame wars start in the comments below!

Unified Comments – A New System for On Site Community

So I was listening to Mitch Joel on the latest Six Pixels of Seperation this morning and Joseph Rogers had a comment that he spent a lot of time reading blogs but not commenting because he uses a feed reader and rarely goes to the site. I can say I do the same thing but I do have a habit of opening the feed item in a new window and commenting every once and a while. I would probably comment more if I didn’t have to do that so it got me thinking..Step One – Get the Comments to the Feed Reader.So to start there is no way of reading comments from your reader and no way to publish them from it either. For the first part, getting the comments to the reader, what we need is a xml tag in the rss feeds with a link to that items comment rss feed. Most, I think, blogging platforms already have a feed for the comments, I know WordPress does (it’s ?feed=rss2&p=”Post ID #”). This would be fairly easy just a standard xml tag like “we” added enclosure for podcasting. Then the feed readers need to add the ability to pull in the comments when you “read” an item. This could be automatic when you open a new item or could be a link at the bottom of the article that will grab the comments..Step Two – Publish Comments from the Reader.The second step is to set up a hook to allow for comments to be publish right there in the feed reader to the original blog thus allowing everyone to see them in other readers. Most platforms use an xmlrpc hook to publish posts from third party apps (like ecto) and other sites (like blip.tv, flickr and clipmarks). The same method could be adapted for publishing comments and still maintain all the spam protection and what not already in use..Final Notes.I know other people, the guys from the TechCanuck podcast jump to mind, have a problem with sites like Shyftr taking the community away from their sites and this would eliminate the need to take the comments and community off site.