Another CommentTracker released last week

Did you hear that MyComments was released last week? Nope? Weird. Zoli Erdos did some digging and learned more and gave one theory about why we all heard about CoComment, but not MyComment (they both do similar things, let you track comments that you make on other people’s blogs). Of course today I learned that CoComment now works on Flickr comments. How did I learn that? In the comment area of my Flickr photo that I shot on Saturday.

50 thoughts on “Another CommentTracker released last week

  1. I’m late to this thread but the coComments idea was implemented about 6-7 months ago by Blogia.com, a blogging platform from Spain, under the name Audasti.

    Thing is, for now, only people who create a blog there can install and use the tool (it seems silly, as the tool works on other blogging platforms), but it’s the same thing: a bookmarklet you click before posting.

    They did a public presentation in October in the WebDosBeta conference. If you check this post http://www.yannicklaclau.com/2005/10/webdosbeta-the-summary/ at the end of the list of companies you’ll see: Aud’asti, tools to track the comments you leave on other blogs

    The cocomment.com domain was registered 3 weeks after that conference. Coincidence? Either way, execution deserves a price and cocomment has executed very nicely, but should it be the case, credit should also be awarded. No, I don’t work for Blogia/Audasti and have nothing to do with them, but I am a bit sad those guys didn’t get their act together, because they did come up with the concept first.

  2. I’m late to this thread but the coComments idea was implemented about 6-7 months ago by Blogia.com, a blogging platform from Spain, under the name Audasti.

    Thing is, for now, only people who create a blog there can install and use the tool (it seems silly, as the tool works on other blogging platforms), but it’s the same thing: a bookmarklet you click before posting.

    They did a public presentation in October in the WebDosBeta conference. If you check this post http://www.yannicklaclau.com/2005/10/webdosbeta-the-summary/ at the end of the list of companies you’ll see: Aud’asti, tools to track the comments you leave on other blogs

    The cocomment.com domain was registered 3 weeks after that conference. Coincidence? Either way, execution deserves a price and cocomment has executed very nicely, but should it be the case, credit should also be awarded. No, I don’t work for Blogia/Audasti and have nothing to do with them, but I am a bit sad those guys didn’t get their act together, because they did come up with the concept first.

  3. Even though they are trying to accomplish the same thing, both are going about it in a completely different way.

    The mycomment system seems to require the blog owners to modify their blog (with plugins they provide) to get support while coComment is trying to parse the pages themselves so most blog owners wont have to do anything.

    From what I’ve seen so far, coComment seems to be getting the job done better.

  4. Even though they are trying to accomplish the same thing, both are going about it in a completely different way.

    The mycomment system seems to require the blog owners to modify their blog (with plugins they provide) to get support while coComment is trying to parse the pages themselves so most blog owners wont have to do anything.

    From what I’ve seen so far, coComment seems to be getting the job done better.

  5. Great minds think alike.

    The unique real difference here is that myComments is a latinamerican app coded by a guy from Argentina with the collaboration of a bunch of latinamericans bloggers and developers — I’ve coded myself the greasemonkey userscript– and we didn’t use the buzz and hype machine that looks so usual in english blogosphere. myComments is no closed beta –not a beta at all, but a great iniciative growing everyday. Keep tuned amigos.

  6. Great minds think alike.

    The unique real difference here is that myComments is a latinamerican app coded by a guy from Argentina with the collaboration of a bunch of latinamericans bloggers and developers — I’ve coded myself the greasemonkey userscript– and we didn’t use the buzz and hype machine that looks so usual in english blogosphere. myComments is no closed beta –not a beta at all, but a great iniciative growing everyday. Keep tuned amigos.

  7. Laurent: thanks for the reply! Perhaps you could use /both/ active (user bookmarklet) and passive (comment RSS) approaches? A third idea: scraping comments from popular sites w/o comment RSS. As if you don’t have enough on your plate already ;-)

  8. Laurent: thanks for the reply! Perhaps you could use /both/ active (user bookmarklet) and passive (comment RSS) approaches? A third idea: scraping comments from popular sites w/o comment RSS. As if you don’t have enough on your plate already ;-)

  9. Hey, how did you change your theme on wordpress.com. I have wordpress on my own site (protestantpub.com), but I am attempting to set it up on wordpress.com for a friend. You seem to have customized it somewhat and I don’t see an option like that for her.

  10. Hey, how did you change your theme on wordpress.com. I have wordpress on my own site (protestantpub.com), but I am attempting to set it up on wordpress.com for a friend. You seem to have customized it somewhat and I don’t see an option like that for her.

  11. I’m trying CoComment for the first time on this post. Regardless of the service, this is a long time coming. I’ve often left comments, then forgotten to go back and read follow up comments. Often I just haven’t bothered to comment because it’s too hard to keep track of them all …

    So here goes nothing!

  12. I’m trying CoComment for the first time on this post. Regardless of the service, this is a long time coming. I’ve often left comments, then forgotten to go back and read follow up comments. Often I just haven’t bothered to comment because it’s too hard to keep track of them all …

    So here goes nothing!

  13. Though myComments looks good enough right now, I doubt whether there will be any future releases of more tools which could integrate further with myComments.

  14. Though myComments looks good enough right now, I doubt whether there will be any future releases of more tools which could integrate further with myComments.

  15. If the user doesn’t have mycomments installed in his blog there’s no way to track your comments, right? I prefer cocomment because it allows me to control which blog I want to track and just view other comments in “Your Conversation”.

  16. If the user doesn’t have mycomments installed in his blog there’s no way to track your comments, right? I prefer cocomment because it allows me to control which blog I want to track and just view other comments in “Your Conversation”.

  17. Jason: not wanting to answer for Robert, but if you comment all over the place it means you spend your time subscribing to feeds. With cocomment you just forget about it and check your “Conversation” RSS/page when you want to see if there are follow-ups.

  18. Jason: not wanting to answer for Robert, but if you comment all over the place it means you spend your time subscribing to feeds. With cocomment you just forget about it and check your “Conversation” RSS/page when you want to see if there are follow-ups.

  19. #4 – coComment intends to do the exact same thing but just haven’t got any plugins available yet.

    Scoble, why are you so interested in this seeing how you are an RSS cheerleader? Why not just subscribe to the RSS feeds of the comments where you have commented?

  20. #4 – coComment intends to do the exact same thing but just haven’t got any plugins available yet.

    Scoble, why are you so interested in this seeing how you are an RSS cheerleader? Why not just subscribe to the RSS feeds of the comments where you have commented?

  21. the coCo guys definitively demonstrated they had the buzzier skills. :cool:

    BUT, I think the key feature is not the way how our comments are caught (automatically with mycomments vs coComment button to click).

    For the moment coComment is very well named in that sense it means “between commenters within the same coComment community” while what we (bloggers) need is something which will catch ALL COMMENTS no matter whether the following commenters did subscribe or not!

  22. the coCo guys definitively demonstrated they had the buzzier skills. :cool:

    BUT, I think the key feature is not the way how our comments are caught (automatically with mycomments vs coComment button to click).

    For the moment coComment is very well named in that sense it means “between commenters within the same coComment community” while what we (bloggers) need is something which will catch ALL COMMENTS no matter whether the following commenters did subscribe or not!

  23. I think I like the coComment way better since it leaves the control of what I want to keep track of entirely up to me instead of needing some blogger to include a plugin in his blog. If I’m going to use a central storage area for my comments, I’d rather it be any comment I want rather than any comment on sites that installed the code.

  24. I think I like the coComment way better since it leaves the control of what I want to keep track of entirely up to me instead of needing some blogger to include a plugin in his blog. If I’m going to use a central storage area for my comments, I’d rather it be any comment I want rather than any comment on sites that installed the code.

  25. Well, maybe you need two cocomment accounts, then, Sanat?

    Or coComment can figure out a way to let you say “don’t track this comment in public, only visible for me when I’m logged on”

  26. Well, maybe you need two cocomment accounts, then, Sanat?

    Or coComment can figure out a way to let you say “don’t track this comment in public, only visible for me when I’m logged on”

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