Blogs May Be Rendered Obsolete by New Technology (Wired Campus)

Academics interested in blogging for research-review purposes might want to take notice to some new developments—and debates—happening on the Web.

RSS feed aggregators are quickly becoming more sophisticated. New sites are cropping up, such as the recently-opened beta of Shyfter, which allow users to not only share their feeds, but also discuss specific posts in one place.

Some bloggers have taken issue with those developments. They say that Shyfter benefits from the use of their content and draws away discussion from their own blogs to another site. It makes it harder to track comments to their posts and keep discussion going. (more . . .)

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One thought on “Blogs May Be Rendered Obsolete by New Technology (Wired Campus)

  1. The Live Journal (LJ) blogging tool has been doing (something like) this for quite a while now by means of its “LJ Communities” and “Friends List (FList)” which allows you to read individual journals, journal communities and anyone who is on a Feed. And while you just have to learn to keep track of all your discussion threads it is a bit silly that people do not get to see each others comments and you end up running back and forth reposting the same comments in a dozen places. Actually it is exactly one of the problems computers and networking (the web et. al.) was supposed to eliminate. As I keep telling people, welcome to Web 2.0 where (in actuality) you end up have to x-post the same thing over and over and over . . . .

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