Jon Schull on visualizing blogthreads

Jon Schull has been playing with a way to visualize a sequence of related blog items:

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It's a nifty idea. My reflex comment is that if the authoring UI were to capture just a sprinkling of metadata -- for example, cues that a post intends to "opine" or "clarify" or "disagree" or "summarize" -- then these kinds of visualizations would become much more feasible. But the use of such cues, like the use of titles, would take a little time to do, and a little thought to do well.


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