I registered with backtype the other day. I quite like it as a way of seeing where I’m commenting and on what!
Speed movie Matt pointed out that he couldn’t see the point of it, but I quite like the idea of using their widget to show other people what I’m commenting on and what I’ve said (beats a blogroll any day in my opinion!).
Disqus does something similar as well as host your comments. You could always use backtype and a couple of WordPress plugins to get that kind of functionality.
Personally, I don’t care about my old comments. I rarely have anything interesting to say. If you comment a lot it would make it easier to hunt for replies if subscribe to comments isn’t available.
Matts last blog post..Farewell To Google Chrome
I’d not thought about the blogs that don’t have subscribe to comments…. That’s a good point! I get really annoyed with having to go back and check whether someone has replied!
I’m not 100% sure how backtype will become useful to me yet. i like it in concept. one thing that i do think is cool … i can go and see ‘others’ comments in one place. so if there are bloggers i enjoy reading … if they are on backtype i can go see what they have commented on recently … it also shows me what sites they have been frequenting.
franks last blog post..franswaa: @Keiron … yea… i’ve been noticing that also. comments dont seem to update very quickly. maybe their support will help us out?
Anothing interesting application…..
It always amazes me the different applications people come up with for products, especially when it might not have been what the developers intended at the time!