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In a nutshell, TrackBack was designed to provide a method of notification between websites: it is a method of person A saying to person B, "This is something you may be interested in." To do that, person A sends a TrackBack ping to person B.For those of you using Blosxom there is Writeback which does commenting and TrackBack.
... the idea that blogging (or even posting to fora) represents the democratization of the mediated persona. Literally anyone can have one, now, or several. - William GibsonNow where is engel's persona?
Serendipity is all about making fortunate discoveries by accident. You can't automate accidental discoveries, but you can manufacture the conditions in which such events are more likely to occur.First thought, how my blog has recently connected me to a deceased friend's relative. How the previous sentence was the second most emotionaly difficult thing I have wrote on this site, the first being the above mentioned post.
Honestly I really have no idea why I do this. Many of the reasons mentioned in Manufactured Serendipity could apply.
The Apache module which builds the extremely lightweight Weblog environment.Cool! that is all I got to say about that.
Bliki, Wiki, Chiki, Reeky? A good point about how a Weblog like interface to a Wiki does a good job of inviting, though the bigger point is the culrural issue. Wikis, especially the big successful ones, are really about the community where Weblogs are usually about an individual. Regardless a Blog interface couldn't hurt.
Now this tthinking raises a thought, what if Slashdot was more Wiki like with it's comments?
The discipline of logging every web-article you find interesting and spelling out your reaction takes the journal in a very different direction, because unlike the private life-events of a diary, every weblog-reader can share the exact same experience of reading the web-article, and so know exactly what you're reacting to.One for engel.
the dishonorable professions
Academia and the law often reward obfuscation as a way of making trivialities more impressive, and lies more credible.
But web-hypertext is useful to the degree that it resists obfuscation, instead laying out its insights as clearly as possible.
He sits in a secluded corner at the Nashville Public Library, next to a window that overlooks glass-and-steel buildings and a small park. In front of him is a computer screen, which is a different kind of window � a window into the world where he sends his words, his thoughts, his ideas.His is over at http://thehomelessguy.blogspot.com/. Kudos to Blogger for providing a service and hosting and to the Nashville Public Library for providing access.
We have added support in Movable Type to talk to the new weblogs.com XML-RPC ping interface (
more information ). Rather than automatically checking for changes in all registered blogs (the old behavior), weblogs.com now requires that an XML-RPC ping be sent to mark the blog as changed.
Mena: Multiple blogs are really an important feature for me, not only to enable multiple visible online journals, but for the ability to manage disparate sources of content in the backend, then join them seamlessly into one "superblog".Ah, the "superblog" something engel might enjoy.
I usually ask permission when quoteing email or icq/jabber/irc but as a courtsy not a rule.
The only time i would definately require permission is if the message, email or icq etc, was sent encrypted. The rational, anything sent in clear text is already kinda public. If you don't want something public then encrypt it.
I think wiki (the concept) kicks ass, and that some unholy alliance of wiki and weblog is going to be the next big step in all this.Here! Here! The WikiLog has some more ideas. Now what will it look like?
In case you have not caught on yet wikis and the philisophy behind them has been captivating me since engel requested one for work.