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Blogs are conversations. Really?

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 14-Nov-2006 13:26

Some people think blogs are conversations. But what happens when the conversation is broken? Mike Arrington's TechCrunch had a post about Microsoft's social site for IT professionals (aggreg8.com) and I think he broke the conversation at some point.

While I agree with Michael that aggreg8 is not ready for prime time, I have to disagree with a small, but interesting incident.

On this post's first version Michael compared aggreg8.com with The Hive (hive.net), saying that the hive was a social site for developers, and the domain was for sale, linking to the (wrong) Hive.com domain.

I posted a comment to his blog entry pointing out that The Hive is not for developers, but for Microsoft Community sites owners, and hive.net is not the same as hive.com. I asked for some fact checking before posting.

What happened? His post was changed, and my comment removed. Why my comment was removed? Because I asked for some fact checking before posts are done? C'mon. Helping accuracy shouldn't be rewarded with this.

Oh well, one less feed on my aggregator.



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