Off to New York
I am heading off to New York city for a few days for my sister's graduation, so I may not get much chance to blog. However, after reading Doc
's wi-fi reports over the past few days, I have decided to bring the laptop -- maybe I'll blog from the park.
Turning a forum into a blog
I have been talking recently about making blog comments more like conversations, more like discussion forums. Well, today I met someone who has taken the reverse approach by using forum software to publish a blog. Rainer Brockerhoff
started with a copy of phpBB
and modified it, adding features like Trackback support and RSS feeds. You can read more about the design of the site here
. I think think it is a very interesting approach to conversational blogging.
Aside: Among other things on Rainer's blog, I found a Portugese translation
of "World of Ends
" by David Weinberger
and Doc Searls
By the way, guess how I found Rainer's blog? Not via Google. Not via referrer logs. No, not even via Technorati. I met Rainer on GlobeAlive
, the search engine that returns real people as search results. Rainer had just signed up as a participant on GlobeAlive and was testing the GlobeAlive chat application. Way cool.