Cocomments.com Technorati Claim – New Feature – Full Exclusive Story

 
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A little over 2 months ago, I spent some time trying to claim my coComment RSS feed in Technorati.
I was able to enter the feed and have it listed in Technorati as unclaimed, but I couldn’t claim it.

So I went to the coComment forum and submitted a feature request.

Claim in Technorati
I would love a way to complete a claim for my comments on Technorati.
This is something I can do with other services such as Clipmarks.

Christophe from coComment replied

Re: Claim in Technorati
This is something we definitly have on our roadmap. So, stay tuned, this might come soon.

A bit later Jessica Doyle, one of my readers also nudged them with a very enthusiastic comment

Re: Claim in Technorati

Yes, this would be a welcome development. As a blogger we can have multiple conversations going on at any time. Hope you can make this a reality, Christophe. I’ll be pretty excited when one can claim their comments as their own on technorati.

Think about the links that would be created between bloggers solely through comments. One’s cocomments are a blog unto themselves. This would allow the reader, user, searcher to not only see blog posts but all respective comments pertaining to that post.

I would contact technorati. smile Ask them if they would like to intergrate a comments search along with the video, book and blog search in existence now. Wow. This could be cool.

The New coComments.com Technorati Claim System

It has taken 2 months, and I had almost given up hope. I really wanted was to be able to paste a small piece of HTML code to claim my comments feed as mine.

The guys at coComments have excelled themselves, and created a superb integrated system of comments and blogs.

They inserted a very innocent looking link in your settings:-

The innocent link

Clicking the link brings up an impressive wizard to walk you through the integration process:-

Shocking new integration wizard

Follow the steps and you end up with a claimed feed, just like another blog – oh dear, there is a lot more content in this feed than on most blogs.

Follow the steps and end up claimed

Whatever you do, don’t forget the final step – even more magic

The final step - real integration

My coComments are now assigned to my blogs

Comments Assigned to Blogs

This last feature is beyond what I was looking for, and actually I haven’t yet worked out the benefits. It will probably make finding a particular comment thread easier on someone’s blog in the future.
coComments is a great way of monitoring your comments on different blogs. It does have a few bugs, such as whenever I plan to submit to Digg, I switch it off otherwise I end up with a number of submission requests appearing in my feed, and on a few WordPress sites using certain spam hacks the comment submission gets broken. During Blogger beta things were pretty weird, so I also switch off there as well.

For Tech Bloggers

A few weeks back coComment announced company formation and significant investment. They have also moved into the Japaneese market.

Today they also announced that Nicolas Dengler, who whilst at Swisscom Innovations was responsible for the initial development of coComment, joins the company as Chief Architect.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Ha ha! A little persistance pays off. I’m glad they implemented being able to claim our comments. Now I’m off to check out the new features.

    Cheers Andy :)

  2. says

    Andy,

    My wordpress was reporting among the incoming links from Technorati links to few comments you made on my blog and now are listed on comment.com. I initially could not figure it out, but after reading your article it all made sense. Great Post!

  3. says

    Yes Andy, I have noticed that also. Sometimes technorati would ping me back after leaving a comment, but those were far in between.

  4. says

    Andy,

    I finally managed o synchronize with techorati. But coComments are not tracking my own comments on my own blog. I need to be logged out in order to us firefox extension. Is there anythin I can do to have myown comments tracked even if I am logged in to my own blog?

  5. says

    Thank Andy, it works great now! Also I appreciate your imput on my blog. Just downloaded Disclosure plugin as well. Great stuff!

  6. says

    Andy – many moons ago I said i would do the claim.

    I completed the claim this evening!

    Thanks for your help and motivation. Been a rough few weeks for me offline. I am glad to see spring arrive.

    Cheers and thank you for your help.

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  2. [...] CoComment-Technorati – CoComment, you’ll remember, is the service that lets you bring together all your comments from around the blogosphere. They’ve just added the ability to claim your comment feed on Technorati. Come to think of it, CoComment missed a real chance to build a distributed social network before MyBlogLog got around to it – now it seems plausible that MyBlogLog could try to invade CoComment’s territory by putting avatar images next to comments. (via Andy Beard) [...]