31.5.06

Comet

Comet



Six Apart presents a preview of of its forthcoming blogging product. This new tool builds on the deep understanding of evolving customer requirements based on the company’s experiences with Movable Type, the premier Weblog publishing platform for business, TypePad the popular Weblogging service powering the world’s leading Weblogs, and LiveJournal, one of largest online communities. This new blogging solution blends elements of all these products to provide a platform that enables individuals, organizations and corporations to use the Web to communicate most effectively.

Read more about it here. The system is still closed, but I'm looking forward to see what will this be able to do, since I believe that this might have the social aspects needed to the so wanted next-generation blogging. As soon as I get some more news on Comet I'll comment on them...

2 comments:

  1. Sounds as if they’re borrowing a certain amount from LiveJournal; unfortunately Six Apart isn’t very responsive when LiveJournal users and their communities have something to say to them, as in the recent furor with the LJ abuse team’s handling of abuse complaints. I think I’ll wait for them to address the concerns about users’ privacy, inconsistant enforcement of the Terms of Service, conflicting information and responses from abuse team members, and plain rude replies, before I try out their new service!

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  2. Well, yes, you're right. Technichly I think that Comet might solve some problems and give use some tools that aren't available yet, but socially Six Apart, as a company, has some problems whith their attitude towards their users, as you seem to know, better than me.

    One good thing about this is that if this has some neat new features that other services don't, and if they're good enough to cativate a hole bunch of users, probably those same features will be implemented by its competitors.

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