In the spirit of video killed the radio star I’ve been wondering recently if commenting on blogs has taken a bit of a hit and if Twitter is to blame. It seems that I’m not the only one as Christian Heilmann also talked about the demise of commenting in his post on measuring evangelism (and yes, I’m a Web Evangelist too but for Opera).
Quite often when I blog I Tweet about it and get lots of lovely feedback via Twitter but not so much on my blog. Feedback of any sort is great but I kind of wish that it was on the blog so others could read and comment on it too.
So, dare I ask, has Twitter killed commenting?
Update 29 June, 2009: As some sort of compensation Comment Catcher has come to the rescue. This is a handy plugin for all blogging platforms that allows you to capture comments linking to your blog from Twitter, Friendfeed and Identi.ca. Not a bad alternative when trying to keep an eye on everything. That said, you need to keep an eye on what it publishes otherwise you get a long list of retweets which doesn’t make for great reading so it’s worth deleting them and keeping bone fide comments in tweets only.