Comments: The future of Weblogging

It might be worth exploring the different types of metadata from a conceptual point (maybe someone has done survey work on this). For example, is transclusion - a sort of referential metadata really metadata .. what genres of metadata are applicable.

Posted by Miker at April 19, 2004 07:20 PM

good article and advice. it verbalises many of my gripes about blogs. is a storytelling site that will be releasing its open source software (written in python) soon. it overcomes some of the problems of blogs - in particular, the problem of losing date-based postings underneath new ones.
i would like to see a crossover blog/storytelling platform.

Posted by Andrew Jones at May 18, 2004 06:06 AM

Thanks for the post. Perhaps another site for the MOD films network.

I can see why some people prefer the wiki-style interface (to cope with roll-back and date-based navigation) over blog-style interfaces but, when it boils down to it, all that should matter is that you can start small and iteratively improve your publishing system to any scale required.

The barriers to entry (and education) are what are holding back more effective use of blogs and the like. I say, keep it even simpler stupid. No one really knows when they start posting whether or not it's going to be worth maintaining in a year's time. If you can maintain pages ongoing without a regular overhaul then why not?

Posted by .M. at May 18, 2004 02:32 PM

How old is this post?

Posted by yaoi at September 25, 2004 06:32 AM
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