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:-
Clicking the link brings up an impressive wizard to walk you through the integration process:-
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.
Whatever you do, don’t forget the final step – even more magic
My coComments are now assigned to my 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.