Trackback and a failure of cooperative technology
April 29th, 2005

Is Trackback dead? Tom Coates thinks it is, killed by spammers.

I think we have to accept that the evidence is in. The situation is clear and it is not good. We’re engaged in an arms race with the worst kind of people, an arms race that has raged across other communications media and which we show no sign of winning.

Remember the “email is dead” meme from last year?

Personally, I’ve seen living and dead trackback. My research blog gets very useful, clean trackbacks. But a couple of others I’ve posted on have suffered from pornspambacks.

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