I got tired of how hard it is to follow all the interesting conversations happening in the comments. It’s just tedious to go back and check for updates. So I decided to do something about it.
Let me introduce you to co.mments.com.
It’s a simple idea. Bookmark a conversation you want to follow from your browser, and get all the new comments delivered to your feed reader. The co.mments server takes care of finding out new comments, grouping them by conversation and keeping track of the ones you’ve read.
Right now it will work with most WordPress and MovableType blogs, Blogger, Flickr and Digg. More coming up.
It’s the first release, so be patient. It’s rough around the edges, not all the features are there yet, and it’s not the fastest server in the world. But it’s functional and you can try it out today. And if there’s a feature you want, or an improvement you can think of, just let me know.
Update: I’m getting a lot of traffic from MetaFilter, so I went and added it. Now you can also bookmark MetaFilter discussions.