• Backtype Connect Plugin Is Interesting

    December 18th, 2009HARTBlogging, Plugins

    I have just activated the Backtype Connect wordpress plugin on this blog. What I find interesting, is that I have been using this on my PetLvr blog for about two weeks now, and it really does find other social media comments about the blog post! This includes people tweeting your posts, mentions on friendfeed, comments on digg and reddit – etc – and then it integrates them with your regular comments!

    People seem to read more, or want to comment more – when they see other people commenting already.

    With twitter, I am using SocialOomph.com (formerly known as TweetLater.com) to email 100% mentions of my @PetLvr and other twitter names .. but, sometimes there are kind tweeples out there that RETWEET my content, but don’t have space or time to include the @PetLvr in their tweet – just the shortened URL. Backtype Connect finds these social comments and adds them to my blog and helps me recognize WHO my tweeting friends so I can praise them and add them to my “Super Tweeters” list (and #fridayfollows etc)

    Just go to your plugins in your dashboard, ‘Add New’ and search for “Backtype Connect” and install.

    And, speaking of which .. if you are unfamiliar with how Backtype Connect works .. go check it out and input your blog URL or one of your posts that you know has been RT’ed.

    Backtype Connect Features

    * Display comments from other blogs, Twitter, FriendFeed, Digg, Reddit, and more
    * You can configure exactly what sources you want to display related conversations from
    * Summarize, display comments inline, or append them to the end of your comments section
    * Your readers can even respond to the comments BackType Connect displays

    Currently, we support conversations from:

    * Twitter – tweets that link your posts
    * FriendFeed – on the entries for your posts
    * Digg – on the submissions for your posts
    * Reddit – on the submissions for your posts
    * Hacker News – on the submissions for your posts
    * Other blogs – whenever someone links one of your posts


    Note: It is recommended that you backup your database before installing

    Go ahead and RETWEET this post from the TweetMeme button at the top right of this post and then come back, hit refresh and see your comment RT show up!

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