When I feel a discussion in the blogosphere has simmered down I like to assemble all my paper print out’s of the discussion and organise them as a conversation thread and staple it together like a book.
(Sometimes blog posts review a popular meme and list all the links of the discussion in a conversational order, but this is just a bonus.)
At the moment I can’t seem to do this electronically using a bookmarking service, ie. I can’t order my bookmarks to make a conversation thread.
Sure I can give similar documents the same tag, but certain documents within that tag are like a ping-pong discussion across blogs. I guess I could later on pick out these posts and then put them in a new tag, but then I would want to manually sort them to make a cohesive discussion thread, which the current bookmarking services don’t support. To push this further I’d also like to have these discussion posts in a one page running thread.
I guess I could cut n’paste each post into a linear thread and save it as a webpage via a service like Pasta or Wetaste. But I’d rather this happen much more easier, apparently Frassle provides this feature to some extent, but I’m not sure I follow it properly.
There has been plenty of this talk in the blogosphere (I collect them in a del.icio.us tag: Blog_conver.) These posts are moreso about tracking a conversation, (looking forward to see Blogtrace when it’s ready), whereas I feel I have the tools to track the conversation, I now want to be able to collect and present my findings in a linear thread.