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Subject Re: Conversant vs eGroups - no contest
Posted 10/10/2000; 12:21 PM by Walter Ludwick
In Response To Re: Conversant vs eGroups - no contest (#1497)
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in article Conversant-25757@dns2.macrobyteresources.com, Brian Carnell at brian@carnell.com wrote on 10/10/00 5:42 PM:

Walter wrote:

>...Whoever can provide effective
syndication of ACCOUNTS (not just content) across different weblogs/ DGs
hosted on the same server, may just have a potential eGroups killer on
their hands.

Could you elaborate on what you mean by syndication of accounts as opposed
to content?

In essence, Brian, i mean simplifying the user experience of joining and participating in multiple discussion groups, in different ways.  I think one of the key factors here is account aggregation (maybe that's a better word than syndication) - i.e. eGroups maintains one master account for you, and you don't have to go creating new ID/P'word combinations for every new (screened) discussion group that you join.  So, while i've only initiated one eGroup myself, the list of ones i participate in has grown like crazy.  In fact, it was so easy to join them, i don't even remember how it happened (the effect is almost viral!), except to say that somebody sent me a link, and i followed it, and when i got challenged by the screen and asked if i wanted to add it to my list of eGroups, i must have said "Yes" without even thinking about it.  And why not?  As long as i can flip into mail-digest or web-only mode if it gets to be too much, there's no problem.  Through the aggregation power of the my.egroups.com interface, i can manage these subscriptions at these different levels, and track message activity in all these groups and search for interesting developments *as if* it were a single community with different channels.

Give me a way to do this across all these great Conversant blog/communities - building my own little humble weblog thing while i'm at it (i'll leave the power-blogging to you, Brian;  one good site is plenty to manage, thanks!) - and then you'll have something that i think even Jon Udell will have to admit represents is a breakthrough technology.  You'll certainly have me eating your of your hand --for better or worse!    :-)  |/|/alt
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Account Aggregation (was: eGroups vs. Conversant)
10/10/2000 by Seth Dillingham
Walter Ludwick said >In essence, Brian, i mean simplifying the user experience


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