These things that Dave Winer is constantly exploring, working on, and lobbying for are in sync with my desires as a blogger/writer. I want a seamless, more extensible, wide reaching network under one roof.
Right now and for a few years, I use WordPress to blog. When Twitter came along, and Facebook, I was not enamored with the â€œupdateâ€ posts ; the â€œwhat are you doingâ€ quickies. It seemed to renew the flow of useless â€œwhat I had for breakfastâ€ (or , to be more contemporary, what I AM HAVING for breakfast). Then I realized that people were using Twitter to point to and in some cases spill over into their blogs. So I found a few WordPress plugins that hooked up my blog and my twitter account. I had previously hooked up my blog to Facebook by using RSS from my blog to be pulled into my NOTES (or is it my WALL? I forget).
What I would love to have is a way to link â€œin reply toâ€ on twitter with comments on a blog that someone is replying to on twitter, if it is linked to a blog post. There was a WP plugin I tried that claimed to do that, but it didnâ€™t seem to work. But this would be a step in the direction of tighter integration of my triad world of WordPress, Twitter, and Facebook. (For that matter, I guess comments left on facebook to a blog post that has come in via RSS would also be nice to have end up as comments in WordPress.