Evan Martin (evan) wrote in evan_tech,
Evan Martin

replacing trackback

Replacing Trackbacks with Google References -- Boodman was always talking about how someone ought to do this sort of thing.

I think the Trackback model is "better" in that it doesn't require a central service to poll everyone, but the implementation of Trackback (no security -- you can post Trackbacks as anybody else!) is poor enough that something ought to replace it.

It's the standard centralized vs. decentralized argument: we get security on LiveJournal because everyone is authenticated, but we pay for it by depending solely on LiveJournal. Technologists (myself included) hate centralization but users don't seem to mind -- see, e.g., closed IM networks, "pinging" weblogs.com, anti-centralization bloggers happily using del.icio.us and Flickr tags, Apple hardware.
Tags: blogs, google, livejournal

  • dremel

    They published a paper on Dremel, my favorite previously-unpublished tool from the Google toolchest. Greg Linden discusses it: "[...] it is capable…

  • livejournal kids

    Neat image from Jack Dorsey. Every so often someone will ask me about Twitter and I'll dig up a a random day from Brad's LJ in 1999 and talk about…

  • more on synonyms

    Before Chrome, this is what I spent much of my Google career working on.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic
    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 1 comment