Micro.blog

manton
manton

As an example of something that could be a live microblog: accounts like the Six Colors “event” Twitter account, or The Verge and others who live-tweet (and then sometimes embed the timeline on a blog post). If the tools were better it wouldn’t need to start as tweets.

kaa
kaa

@manton Yup, totally agree. Would be a great way for it to be collected when you are discussing something live. You want to comment on things, but certainly don't want 56 posts on the subject. Have them all collated somehow under a single post, with a time stamp for each addition.

manton
manton

@kaa Thanks for the feedback! I agree, getting the timeline UI right would be important.

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bix
bix

@manton I’m personally less concerned about how such live-blogging would appear in the timeline than I am about preventing the involved blog from having a zillion tiny posts.

bix
bix

@bix I meant to tag @kaa also.

kaa
kaa

@bix yeah good point, but I imagine that one will fit into the other. I’m talking about my own perspective that I wouldn’t want that clogging up my timeline :). One idea would be that you create a post as usual. Then under the posts page you could convert that into a ‘live’ page with its own UI that allows you to use it differently.

bix
bix

@kaa Although that wouldn’t work in, say, the iOS app, where I don’t have access to a UI for posts once a post is posted. I feel like it needs to somehow work within the existing workflow, somewhere.

bix
bix

@bix The more I think about it, the more I think the author should set a “live” setting on a post, can then post updates by just replying to that post, and followers should have a “show/don’t show live blogs” setting in their own preferences. @manton

philipbrewer
philipbrewer

@manton I enjoy doing live-tweet type things, but I don't immediately see a great way to do this via my WordPress blog. Too cumbersome to do as a series a micro-blogish posts, plus I don't want them posted that way. It would be great if I could do by posting a single "live-tweet post", update the post as the event proceeded, and have each new paragraph appear as a micro.blog post. Detecting that and trying to do the right thing with updates seems prone to unexpected behaviors.