24 Oct 2000 nmw   » (Journeyer)

lkcl's mod_virgule mods are great, and his recent work on a command line version opens up some interesting possibilities, such as scripting an e-mail->mod_virgule gateway.

Think about it. You could post diary entries, articles, replies, URLs, messages to individuals, certifications and messages to mailing lists via e-mail. One neat side-effect of this would be the ability to use PGP/GPG for post authentication.

Take a look at lkcl's demo site, or the Open-IT site (which uses lkcl's mod_virgule) for an idea of what could be done with the Advogato model. Pay close attention to the concept of interest certifications and searching based on a seed person's certifications. Very cool.

Now imagine applying this model to mailing lists as well. One could certify threads/messages as 'Intriguing' or 'Fascinating', one could annotate useful threads/messages, much as one can annotate URLs. One could search using a seed person's cert metrics as a search term.


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