Blog Networks 2.0?
It looks like with all the 2.0 buzz on the Internet, blogs are going to try to push their way into adding the 2.0 by trying to make a more social site. That is what Instablogs is saying in a recent post on their site, as they lay out their plan to revamp their blogging network.
Shortly, we will be introducing Instablogs 2.0 – The Next Generation Blog Network. On Instablogs 2.0, readers can form small topic-specific communities and tribes; they will find network-wide tagging and searching, a newsroom for news submission/tipping and news link picking. They would also find all the stories in the network aggregated in one place accessible via the reading room. They can also create their network of friends. They can read, rate and comment on stories. You will find features like RSS customization for any channel, topic, writer, tag, etc. You can keep track of your friends, comments and posts easily. You subscribe only those channels you want and unsubscribe others you wish not to read.
I love some of the featured ideas of this new blog network, and can understand how cool that would be from one respect, but in another way, who cares? On many of the blogs I read, especially ones that are multi-author, I concentrate on the content, not who is writing it, so tracking writers would be a feature I would never use.
It should be interesting to see how it is implimented, but I really wish they’d drop the 2.0, it is almost as bad as throwing the “beta” label up.
via Blog Herald