What do users want?
Some discussion already with auto-generating feeds..
Who wants to get rid of HTML? Have it auto-generated? I use movable type – most of my HTML is auto-generated, but I still insert my own tags and such.
If the tools are too complicated? Will people actually bother? Do we want weblog tools as complex as something like Microsoft Word and the like?
Are categories important in a blog? Shimon is speaking now at the front of the room about this. Are categories only important to the author rather than the reader?
My own blog uses categories through movable type – maybe 12-15 categories total. I wonder if anyone really uses the categories. I know I don’t really click on them.
Conversation now.. why do you blog? Asking Steve someone now?
Popfile and drupal have both come up – need to review those as potential tools for other blogging.
Lisa – how would high school have been like if the internet and blogging were around? There was no one like me in my school – I was nerdy – so were many of you!
Anyone having comment issues? Comment spam, behavioral issues, is it free speech? Will you delete a comment? Do you have a comment policy?
Lisa – my blog is an extension of my personal living space… that’s how I police
What tools do you use? Far less movable type users in the room than what everyone else expected. Lots of typepad and wordpress users, comments about pmachine, hasblog, popfile, drupal, and others.
One guy talking now about having created his own weblog software..
Other tools: tinderbox, frazzle…
I’m finding it very difficult to keep up with my blogging and the backchannel at the same time during this. Whee – lots of ideas flying about
Should a comment system work like a threaded forum? We need more robustness in our comments capabilities. we need features like subscribe to a comments feed – to a thread, more threading, color coding by context, and so on.
Dave: “This gets so complicated. Aggregator is always going to read that feed’
How many use pictures in their blog? I do.
How much use audio? I don’t.
Some upload MP3s, use audblogs. Listen to blogs while doing the dishes. That’s wild.
What’s a blog? Format of a blog? What is it? would could it be?
If your weblog is all video and audio is it really a blog?