post # 47 — April 12, 2006 — a General post
The great advantage today of the Internet is the opportunity to create dialogues, and not just one-way pontifications. This blog has now been live for over two months, and I would like to thank the many friends, old and new, who have contributed to the conversation here with your comments and ideas.
David Alev, Andreas, Mark Baker, Martin Bamford, Jim Bennett, Mel Bergstein, Friedrich Blase, Anne Braudy, Nigel Burke, Shawn Callahan, David Campbell, CarSinger, Sebastian Carey, Peter Darling, David, Dean, Dennis, Shaula Evans, Peter FRIEDES, Brad Farris, Doug Fletcher, John Flood, Fouro, Dean Fuhrman, David G, Gareth Garvey, Michelle Golden, GordonG, Phil Gott, Andy Havens, Beverly Hedrick, Lori Herz, Dennis Howlett, Huda, Jaylpea, Jld, John, Stuart Jones, Cem Kaner, Rita Keller, David Koopmans, Miriam Lawrence, Wendy Leibowitz, Moe Levine, Howard Lovatt, Suzanne Lowe, Bruce MacEwen, Greg Magnus, Mason, Matt, Ed Mays, Patrick McEvoy, Patrick McEvoy, Mike, Matt Moore, Ludwig Ng, Paul O’Byrne, Mike O’Horo, Orikinla Osinachi, Jan Pabellon, Bill Peper, Lars Plougmann, Joe Reevy, James Robertson, Rolf, Roman Rytov, Rusty Scupper, Rajesh Setty, Michal Sobczyk, Brian Sommer, Nut Suwapiromchot, Ted, Coert Visser, Barbara Walters Price, Ian Welsh
I recently set up the trackback feature on this site in mid March.
Trackbacks are a wonderfully courteous practice peculiar to the blog world that makes a conversational link between blogs, similar to comments.
Most people find the name confusing and they could be more accurately called a “link flag” or a “link notification.” When bloggers links to another blog, they can send that blog a notification saying, “Look! I’m talking about your ideas and linking to your site.”
The blogger who receives the trackback can publish it on his or her site (usually near the comments), so readers can follow the conversation between one blog and another in the blogosphere.
I would like to also thank the bloggers who have been kind enough to link to this site and send a trackback in my first few weeks in the trackback community.