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* Bullard, Claude L (Len) <firstname.lastname@example.org> [2005-08-23 11:26]:
> From: 'Alan Gutierrez' [mailto:email@example.com]
> Blogs and XML-Dev are different. XML-Dev is threaded
> discussions. In blogs, discussion is tracked through links.
> I'm sure that blogs would be an easier task.
> Blogging software is extensible. It's possible to entice
> bloggers to host a component of the search algorithm.
> Observe it behaviorally, and the XML-Devs are not well-threaded.
> Humans don't stick to the topic. They drift and the directions of
> drift are illuminating clues for problem-solving systems. If I
> want to aggregate, I have to have a way to use the Subject line
If I were to spend the next two years pooring over the contents
of XML-Dev to design algorithms to poor over it further...
Well, I don't get out enough as it is, you see.
> Entice? Free beer or egoboo?
Increased traffic, so both.
> I'm not sure why I want to host your search component. In fact,
> I'm sure I don't. Nothing personal, just that the web has become
> exactly what some feared it would become: the world's most
> pervasive snitch.
Why host a feed for your blog? Why sign up for Technorati?
> So how is your search component any different from a spybot? What
> would I (the content *owner*) do with it? Participate? Give to
> get? Get got?
You do nothing. It is another way to present your content.
> Discussion is only tracked by links if I bother to link.
> Sometimes I can't be bothered. :-)
It's hard with some of the current blogging UIs to link as much
as one should. But a well linked article is of more value to the
Alan Gutierrez - firstname.lastname@example.org