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May 26, 2003

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. Cool.

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.

Posted by Mark at May 26, 2003 4:47 PM | TrackBack

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