February 8, 2006

greetings from switzerland

[Yes, the cartoon above is there for a reason.]

Greetings From Switzerland.

My client, coComment recently released a blog tool in beta that allows the user to keep better track of their comments. It seems the blog world has already taken note.

Yes, it's early days. Yes, there's still some bugs. Yes, there's a million and one things we should fix.

So what's the plan?

Open Source, of course.

The first thing we want to do is make it intergrate it with as many other platforms as possible. That means plug-ins galore. That means partnerships with other Web 2.0's. That means allowing open source coding and design. Collaboration. Co-creation. That means talking to people.

People and companies on the list to contact include, but are not limited to:

Six Apart. Loic, Heiko.

Alex King from Wordpress.

Mozilla. Firefox, etc.

David Sifry and Kevin Marks from Technorati.

Joi Ito.

Fred Wilson.

Jason Calacanis.

Rick Segal.

Sigurd Rinde.

Robert Scoble.

Guy Kawasaki.

Thomas Madsen-Mygdal.

Michael Arrington from Techcrunch.

Jeff Clavier.

coComment was funded by Swisscom. So what's going on? Is an interesting conversation about to begin among the Telco's, the blogosphere and the Web 2.0 crowd? I have no idea. You tell me.

Feel free to add to the conversation by contacting Laurent and the coComment guys via cocommentmail@gmail.com.

Rock on.

Posted by hugh macleod at February 8, 2006 11:08 AM | TrackBack

Wow, you certainly did find the right cartoon for this one! :D

Posted by: sig at February 8, 2006 3:18 PM

How about fixing the website first:

Admittedly I have my screen space squidged, but thats the way I view the web and its usually fine.

Posted by: Mike Jones at February 8, 2006 4:43 PM

Hugh, the URL for Guy Kawasaki's blog is http://blog.guykawasaki.com/.


Posted by: Ben Askins at February 8, 2006 8:41 PM

Cool! Definitely rocks. Boulders, actually. :-)

Posted by: Stephanie Booth at February 8, 2006 11:49 PM

I have been using coComment since Sunday and it is wonderful. Laurent even left some beta invites for my readers. Great product.

Be sure to install the script and the Firefox extension.

It seems that this site is not compatible with coComment.

Posted by: Russell Limprecht at February 9, 2006 12:34 AM

@Russell - the CoComment site warns that blogs that use pop-ups for comments will have trouble, because the CoComment button is on a different page, and if you check out the top of this window, there are no toolbars on which to display it - so the javascript can't get to the page information it needs to post your comment.

@Hugh - given your support of CoComment, you might like to think about sticking your comment box on the same page rather than a pop-up? Or maybe Laurent will get something done about it before you need to!

PS Hugh - your site still has issues with my URL ..

Posted by: Ric at February 9, 2006 1:36 PM

This is my second coCommented comment. Weeeeeeee!

Yea, pop-up comment boxes don't seem to work w coComment yet... Whatever it's a BRILLIANT idea and the teething troubles will go...

Posted by: gia at February 9, 2006 6:30 PM

Yeah, coComment has intergration issues with Movable Type (my blog software)... which I understand are being resolved fairly shortly.

Posted by: hugh macleod at February 10, 2006 11:47 AM