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Comment of the Day: Lifestreaming Helps Blog Comments

Today we have 2 prizes to give away. They both come from a very appropriate post from Sarah Perez: The Conversation Has Left the Blogosphere. In it, Sarah noted that “a lot of new aggregation services and lifestreaming applications [have] come into play recently”, which may be dragging discussions off blogs and onto the likes of FriendFeed, digg, and Mixx. Ironically perhaps, there were a lot of great comments on our post! 😉 Two I enjoyed explained how lifestreaming apps can actually help blogs get comments.

One from Nick discussed what will happen once the FriendFeed API is released. Another from Charlie Anzman said that lifestreaming helps bloggers get more readers, because it enables more content discovery. Check out the full comments below and let us know what you think of how lifestreaming apps affect blog comments.

Congratulations Nick and Charlie, you’ve each won a $30 Amazon voucher – courtesy of our competition sponsors AdaptiveBlue and their Netflix Queue Widget.

Nick’s comment:

“As soon as the FriendFeed API hits the streets, someone is going to make a widget that pulls FriendFeed comments either to simply be displayed on the post, or to be submitted into the blog’s actual comment system, a “FriendFeed Comment to WordPress Comment Plug-in,” for example.”

Charlie’s comment:

“Hi Sarah and thanks for the links!. Some cool stuff here. Lifestreaming is relatively new and no doubt will see some growth then consolidation. I honestly see it as a way to create MORE readers (Am I the only one that clicks??). Right now, there’s a lot of truth to what you’re saying. I probably waste a half hour a day on this stuff BUT others are leveraging the various services to promote and obtain viewers. I for one have discovered more great sites in the past few months (particularly through Twitter and Friendfeed) than being ‘stuck’ in the same reading cycle… and occasionally re-write my blogroll accordingly. We should be keeping an eye on Google Reader. What Google does there next will probably change this landscape.”

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