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Adolescent Diary Weblogs and the Unseen Audience

Conversations in the Blogosphere: An Analysis "from the Bottom Up". Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS-38) Best Paper Nominee.

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The Performativity of Naming: Adolescent Weblog Names as Metaphor

Buxom Girls and Boys in Baseball Hats: Adolescent Avatars in Graphical Chat Spaces

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New books are added but reading status is rarely accurate.

March 20, 2006

Status of Trackback on Professional-Lurker

I like the concept of trackback between blogs. Allowing readers and writers to see how content is being used is important. However I think that the technology currently used, at least in Movable Type, is flawed and the system is abused. First, trackbacks are often not discovered by the software. I can't explain this, maybe someone with more technical competence than I have can comment. I do know that I routinely find sites where prolurkr posts are cited but the trackback wasn't completed. Second, the system is abused. No need to say much about's pretty much been said already.

I've been thinking about the issue of trackback on prolurkr for some time. As I have said previously, A question to Movable Type users, the blog has not registered a "non-recursive or recursive trackback registered since November 2005." I know this is not an accurate reflection of prolurkr citation because I see the footprints in my referer logs and in my searches. So I think today is a good day to decide to turnoff trackback. I would like to say this is a temporary fix but I don't think that is true. My impression is that trackback may be fixed at some point down the road, but also may not. So I'm adopting a wait and see attitude on the technology.

Posted by prolurkr at March 20, 2006 07:45 AM

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