BlogPulse Conversation Tracker comes closer to fulfilling my wish for a blogversation interface than anything I’ve seen before. Missing: ability to see presence of a blogthread outside the context of the conversation tracker.
I built a similar tool on top of Technorati’s API: DeepCosmos. It’s slower (was last night and ought to be; BlogPulse must be getting a flood of traffic now) than BlogPulse as it must recursively query Technorati and is harder to use as it requires obtaining a Technorati API key.
BlogPulse queries matching the two examples I gave in my DeepCosmos post:
- Blogversation around Creative Commons License Distribution: (DeepCosmos) (BlogPulse)
- Nathan’s post on Java and CC web services, which seems to have been cited by participants in an ongoing REST-vs.-SOAP flamewar: (DeepCosmos) (BlogPulse)
I’m not exactly sure when BlogPulse launched its conversation tracker, but it’s getting lots of attention since the release of BlogPulse 2.0 yesterday. Technorati, PubSub, Feedster, et al: BlogPulse just raised the bar several notches. Do or die.