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Thoughts by David Carter-Tod

Thoughts by David Carter-Tod:
Quotes: “It’s becoming clear to me that queries that return RSS (or any kind of XML) are a new category of RSS that are just as useful as the chronological type you get from weblogs.”
“I’m becoming more convinced that our ultimate content management solution at my work will include a significant weblog component with integration performed by aggregators and rss.”
Comments: I agree…and I think beyond content management, the trio of blogs, RSS/Trackback, and aggregators can be used as effective content creation tools.


  1. Denham wrote:

    Somehow the power lies in emergent connections rather than facile content content creation> the ‘blog’ affordances that help a person make connections, provide touch points and promote dialog will be the ones that add value and survive the test of time. Facile publication is everywhere, facile annotation, engaging dialog and easy connections are rare.

    Friday, April 25, 2003 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
  2. It is also clear, however, that we are lacking some of the fundamental technical elements that we need to make progress in these sorts of ways. In particular, I think that more work needs to be done on creative, powerful, and simple tools to promote interactivity among folks who use these tools. There are some discussions, but not nearly enough to support the sort of lofty educational goals that folks speculate about. To my mind, at least, there is a burning need for the technical wizards to turn their attention in this direction.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 9:48 am | Permalink
  3. Alan Levine wrote:

    I agree with the convergence of these tools, but what is missing as Andrew suggests are more content creation tools.

    It’s one thing to be able to aggregate and syndicate from content sites back and forth, but where are the tools that would allow us to pluck the tidbits that arrive via these channels, or via pings, trackbacks, and assemble it into sometihng meaningful?

    Blogs allow you to do this to some extent, but I do not see blogs as the creation tool– they do server a communications role and the annotation role that puts different contexts arouind the content zinging across via RSS.

    Thursday, May 1, 2003 at 10:56 pm | Permalink