Tracking the comments I leave at other people's blogs have been a long time problem for me. And it looks like many bloggers have the same problem.
One item on my todo list (that I didn't get to) has been to write a Greasemonkey script that would log my comments using Gmail (building on top of my "Mailto Compose In GMail" userscript). But proper comment form detection was an obvious difficulty.
A new service has appeared, coComment, which solved that issue, allowing you to effectively track your comments.
It is able to recognize comment forms from various blogging tools, by having some specific code for each platform it supports (Blogger, MovableType, ...). I wonder if a microformat could get any traction in standardizing comment forms a bit more.
The Greasemonkey script is much more convenient than the bookmarklet, since it removes the manual step. For non-Greasemonkey and IE/Safari/... users, I'm sure that equivalent functionality will soon appear in the form of browser extensions.
Kudos to the coComment team. I'm sure we'll hear more from their product as it makes the rounds.Posted by Julien on February 22, 2006. Permalink