The Case For Distributed Conversations

A lot is still being made of the discussions happening in FriendFeed that some feel should belong on the actual post.  Recently, the discussion over "fragmented comments" has been revived in posts from Fred Wilson, Matthew Ingram, and Allen Stern.  Allen suggests that when FriendFeeders see the content, they should go back to the original […]

FriendFeed Is The Signal

Marshall McLuhan (a Canadian) coined the phrase "the medium is the message" to describe that the profound impact of television and other media on society was more important than the impact of the content itself.  Recently, a lot of discussion has been taking place about FriendFeed‘s noise versus its signal.  I contend that the impact […]

Mixx and Digg: Community Makes the Difference

Mixx has been gaining considerable momentum since it’s debut, including being recently adopted by CNN, LA Times and the New York Times. Even though they have great features for the user, and no ads (as of yet), what’s holding Mixx from gaining competitive advantage in the social news industry?

YackTrack: A Tool To Quiet Bloggers’ Whining About Distributed Comments?

125220948YackTrack is the next step in the evolution of the conversation. I just read about this on Regular Geek via Corvida and Rob Diana. The service allows you too see comments on your post across a variety of services including Digg, Disqus, FriendFeed, Mixx, StumbleUpon, Technorati, and WordPress blogs, with plans for expansion.