[Update 26/07/06: coComment is crawling to the top]
It seems to be another comments tracker, most similar to co.mments.
What I like about co.mments is that if I want to follow comments on a blog post I just hit the bookmarklet, and it adds it to my account.
To see the latest I can goto my account or just use the take away method and read it in my house at Rojo, ie. my RSS feed for co.mments.
If I do goto my account what I see is a list of all the blog posts I’m tracking, if there is a new comment it will display this and I can expand it to read it, when I’m done I just press “clear”…this means I’ve marked the comment as read and I’ll await any new ones. Or if I no longer want to follow the post I can just “remove” it.
co.mments also have a community homepage…it’s just a stream where you can see blog posts being tracked by the whole co.mments community, it also has a handy “track this” button.
As mentioned on mashable you can put a button in the footer of your blog post so people with one click can add your blog post to their co.mments account (this is instead of using the bookmarklet).
I have already got a comments feed for this blog, and also a comments feed for each post…but some people like managing the blogs they are tracking in one spot, and this is exactly what co.mments is offering.
The posts above mention that Commentful is a bit different in subtle ways:
- it only alerts you of the new comment, but you have to go to the actual blog post to read it
- the browser extensions notify you of new entries via an icon on the browser you can even use the extension to add to Commentful
- it has a a limit of tracking 30 sites, and auto-deletes a site after 3 days
I haven’t used Commentful because Brian’s screenshots and great explanations say it all…anyway it seems co.mments does just a little more for me, so I’m not moving for now…although the browser features are a real temptation.
NOTE: Both Commentful and co.mments will track comments left by anyone (they don’t have to know these services even exist)…whereas CoComments (a social comments service) will only notify you of a new comment on a blog if the person who made the comment is registered with CoComments (I think this is still the case).
I have the 2 links below on my permalink page, use either of these to track comments on this blog post:
More just for fun