On Blog Interoperability

· Weblog Concepts

When they started discussing this experiment on the Well, my first post to the topic there was about the interoperability of these blogs with other formats. As someone with a painful proliferation of blogs ranging from a personal diary at LiveJournal to a number of topical blogs running on Blogger and some experiements based on MovableType, I’m more interested in aggregation and x-pollination than in furthering the balkanization of the blogosphere.
This post in the Fragment makes some of the same points and hails MovableType’s new TrackBack feature as a good model, a step toward enabling the further weaving together of blog content, lest we end up with a series of disconnected cells.