Cool, people are talking on the new forums
Things to think about for features to add (to my ecosystem or to things like Organica):
: Dean Esmay suggests blog age, average update rate, and the same for comments.
I can do the comments thing for Radio
blogs in a similar way to my comment monitor
. Blog age requires corresponding knowledge of how to navigate through time; for Radio you can request /2002, /2001, /2000 (note no trailing '/'; that's important) until you get a 404 error
instead of a 301 redirect. Then do the same thing for the months. This works for MT too, as long as the year/month/day directory structure is used; http://diveintomark.org/archives/2000
is a 404, whereas http://diveintomark.org/archives/2001
redirects somewhere (which is a 404), telling us that the /archives/2001 directory exists. Blogger and default MT blogs will be trickier and may require a full crawl of the blog to get right.
Win Fitzpatrick suggests traffic info as well. Hmm ... that would result in quite a lot of data to store. Any volunteers?
Other notes so far:
: it looks like either PHP or Perl (as expected) for dynamic page generation, with XML-RPC for RPC. One lone Java geek has appeared. The client-side stuff can be in whatever language people choose. My ecosystem crawler will remain in Python, but XML-RPC equalises things nicely, so no problems there.
: Not BlogMD - metablogs? Metablogging?
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