Down With TrackBack, Up With Social Bookmarking and All That

Well, not really. The truth is, I like TrackBack. I’m just sick of the spam. No one sends me TrackBacks because I don’t get that much traffic. If I can figure a better way to integrate them in the future (a better Nucleus blacklist plus the ability to only receive e-mails when TrackBacks are actually posted on my blog), I may bring them back.

As you may have noticed, I’ve added links for digg, and so on and so forth on all of my blogs. I spent a few hours today surveying these sites, selecting the ones I wanted to display links to, making the images all the same size and all of that good stuff and then I integrated them. I think they look great. Heck, maybe one day something on one of my sites will get dugg. You see people now digging their own stuff and all that. Not me. If one of my sites gets on digg, it’ll be because someone who is not me dugg it.

Patrick O'Keefe

Managing online communities since 2000, I publish a collective of websites known as the iFroggy Network. I wrote the book Managing Online Forums and, as a public speaker, have presented for organizations like CNN, institutions like Australian National University and conferences like SXSW. More about me.



about 14 years ago

I'm with you patrick. I like the trackback idea, but it's just abused way to much. Hopefully some improvements will make it useful again one day.


Stephan Segraves

about 14 years ago

Good choice and geez you've got a lot of them... Some of them I've never heard of but I may have to add 'em. May have to "borrow" the icons as well ;-) (with permission of course)



about 14 years ago

How did you add them? There a code snipit?



about 14 years ago

Thanks for the comments.

Stephan and Ste,

Drop me an e-mail and I'd be glad to send you a .zip of the icons and code. Although the code won't work 100% unless you are a Nucleus user, I am sure it can be adapted relatively easily as long as your respective systems allow you some way to have the URL and Title generated.



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