[Update 26/07/06: coComment is crawling to the top]
Instead of using a del.icio.us tag to save comments I make in the blogosphere I can use CoComments.
Then you can go to “Your Conversations” and see all the posts you have commented on using CoComments…it will also show other CoCommenters who have made comments in the same post, so this works as a reader so you can keep up with other comments/replies to the post (that have been made using CoComments).
It is easy to just see just your comments on a post as they are expanded automatically, whereas comments made by others on the same post are collapsed…I wonder if you can disable this to see just your comments only.
An older service is commentosphere, where you can store all the comments you make in the blogosphere.
Instead of re-syndicating the feed of my del.icio.us tag, this is a built in feature in CoComments…it will also show others who have commented on the same post…again I wonder if you can disable this.
It works as a reader so you can see the latest comments someone has made on the same posts as you, this way you can keep up with new comments or even replies to your comments on the various posts, and it gives you an RSS feed so you can keep up to date in your RSS Reader.
Otherwise you’d probably forget…or since you might store the comments in a bookmark manager you might re-visit them at a later date…there is always RSS comments, and email notification…but I think the CoComments way is much neater.
I also mentioned Library Stuff had an idea to alleviate this with an OPML for comments.
Commentosphere can also work as an RSS Reader to subscribe to all the comment RSS you have made a comment on, so this saves the clutter by having it in a dedicated RSS Reader.
The only problem is that not everyone uses CoComments, so you won’t be up to date with every single comment made on a blog post, this is where RSS comments for each post is more complete, but then who wants hundreds of RSS comments cluttering your RSS Reader.
The other problem is that not all blog platforms have been enabled to work with CoComments…so even if you use CoComments, it may not work on all blogs.
I’d like to see an RSS feed that contains just my comments to a post (not mixed with other comments left by others on the same post)…and to also disable comments made by others on the same post in your sidebar box.
How do I import all the comments I’ve made that I saved in my del.icious, into CoComments?
What about splicing this into your blog feed, if I did this, the RSS of my blog would have: my blog posts, my del.icio.us links, and my CoComments.
To recap, you can see all comments made on a blog, the posts you have made comments on, view other users, and the lastest blog posts commented on.
See Solution Watch for a great explanation.
Check out what’s up next.
Check out the competition mentioned at the start of the post.
[ADDED: Since your comments are shared in a folksonomy, it is a way to discover communities of interest.
There is the more general type of discovery by tags, then there is the more specific type of discovery of a community…you may find that certain people seem to comment on a lot of the posts you comment on, so you may discover you are part of a loose community (you may only be aware of this since comments are now aggregated by CoComments)]