[development] A New Feature for Blogging Platforms

Earnie Boyd earnie at users.sourceforge.net
Wed Dec 5 12:16:28 UTC 2012

This can already be done, at least most of it, with Drupal.  You will
need some of the contrib modules which you can find a list of at
drupal.org/project/modules and drupalmodules.com.


On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 5:28 PM, Adam Sobieski <adamsobieski at hotmail.com> wrote:
> HTML Working Group,
> Drupal Developer Team,
> WordPress Developer Team,
> Greetings. I have a new feature idea for blogging platforms. The idea is for
> bloggers to be able to indicate, per article, organizations' websites and
> web services to ping with article events, in addition to pinging blog search
> engines with each articles' events. As envisioned, the feature would be
> configurable on blogging platforms and then for each blog article.
> Bloggers could indicate organizations, on a configuration page, by means of
> web service URL's. A web service function response could include
> organizational metadata for blogging platforms' user interfaces. Then, per
> article, bloggers could indicate which organizations that each blog article
> is pertinent to. Organizations could then receive pings for article events,
> from numerous bloggers, and link to or present the blog articles from
> numerous bloggers on their websites.
> A use case is consumer advocacy. Consumer advocacy groups, e.g. the Better
> Business Bureau, can each independently spider and index blog articles and
> tweets, where blog articles and tweets can have keywords or folksonomic
> tags, e.g. "bbb" or "#bbb", and can each utilize that data and make that
> data available on their websites. With the described feature of indicating
> organizations to ping, per article, consumers', parents', teachers', and
> scholars' commentary, feedback, and opinion, about digital textbooks and
> curriculum, for example, could be specifically routed, as indicated by each
> blogger, empowering bloggers and adding value to numerous organizations'
> websites including those of consumer advocacy groups, teachers' and
> education-related organizations.
> In addition to the use of hyperlinks for indicating discussed items, for
> example opening digital textbooks to specific pages and object
> configurations (http://idpf.org/epub/linking/cfi/epub-cfi.html,
> http://www.w3.org/TR/media-frags/), some bloggers might want to also utilize
> hypertext quotes or multimedia clips in their blog articles during fair use
> scenarios.
> The new blogging platform feature of pinging one or more organizations as
> indicated per article could additionally benefit scholarly and scientific
> communication. Scholars and scientists with blogs could utilize the new
> feature to indicate which scholarly and scientific organizations to ping for
> specific blog articles. The blog articles of many scholars and scientists
> could then be linked to or appear on a number of scholarly and scientific
> organizations' websites for Web users to discover, read, and interact with.
> Kind regards,
> Adam Sobieski

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