Don't you also wish there was a better name for a blog than a blog?
Sounds like something you do sometime shortly after you wake up in the morning. I go for a blog. How about you?
Eesh. But seriously, I glibly latch onto the concept of web2.0 - and yet I'm not certain how it works, really. You can see it - I mean: I post a copy of my post to eKhaya, for example, but it should be linked as a comment to Ron's blog and there should be some transparent medium for the communication^W conversation to flow both ways. Via email simultaneously too, preferably. And another post to another "forum" should be moved across to where some real conversation can happen, hopefully.
So there's backtracking... and organic groups - meta authentication between related groups - and mailing list to web modules - and various ways to create communities of commonality... but no apparent standardization at present.
Backtracking is prone to sp*m exploits though. I don't see the point. Really. I see a pharmacy advertising phentermine - and I have a physical and mental aversion to the very thought. Permanently. Why do they bother? Unless you're a prescription pill junkie (shame, and there must be a lot more than I thought. *chuckle*) there can't possibly be any way that ad can pass /anyone's/ credibility filter. Surely?