So... Clipping. What's up with that? Here's some ideas for discussion pro & con:
- What if all clips sat in a private user's account, & were not publicly visible?
- What if the ClipClip default "whole page is bookmarked when no text is selected" was actually "nothing is bookmarked when no text is selected?
- How about an intro phrase for the link at the top of the page. "This content clipped from...." or similar.
- What about clip technology that doesn't reproduce the template? Is that more acceptable? Clipmarks appears (at least based on my quick refresher visit) to work that way.
- Is there a Search-Engine penalty here, since this is 100% duplicate content at a different URL?
- Where's the benefit of a "clip" over a web-based bookmark w/ limited notes, such as those at Del.icio.us?
- What if there was a way (either on the source page or the clipping service) to limit the amount of a post that could be clipped, so that it was truly an extract, & not the whole thing?
I'm still making up my mind (insert Whitman quote here.... the one about Multitudes...) but I think my ultimate issue here is the risk / possibility of a "rival focal point" developing for the conversation. If there's action around one of my posts / ideas, I'd like it to either be on the post, or link directly back to the post, rather than coalescing at the clip. See section 3 "Parallel Microspheres" of my Community Participation post for an earlier and broader statement of the same psychosis. Ok, so I have issues....
Hit the comments / trackbacks (or the comments on the clip?) to set me straight!
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