Just connecting the dots for myself:
- successful conversations need (at least) shared conventions and rhythm
- weblog conversations are distributed between multiple weblogs, so, notification is important to keep the rhythm
- shared conventions evolve over time between participants, so, more or less persistent participation of more or less the same group is important (and persistent lurking that enables participation)
So, it’s about
- just in time
- of a conversation and conventions between its participants
- persistent over time
And those with news aggregators know how it works 🙂 Others will have to get one or wait till I (or someone else) explains it better…
- too many assumptions
- may be news aggregators are not necessary (what else then?)
- are there conversations without a community behind? and what are conditions for those?
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