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Trackback

I’ve been looking at Trackback tonight – a new feature of MovableType. I think I get the concept.

If I write something interesting (I’m sure it will happen eventually), and someone wants to make a comment on my interesting thought, they could either comment in my blog (with the comments link), or they could make the comment in their blog (using a trackback). This way, their comment stays in their blog, but people reading mine can see that someone has commented.

This was partly possible before. Someone could comment on my writing in their own blog, and link to mine, but I would never know, and readers of my blog would not know.

I’m a very visual thinker, and the visualisation of this net of linked information is pretty amazing.

I need to think a little more on this, but it sounds like it has very interesting potential.

Now I just have to write someting interesting ;)

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