Something's brewing

More and more conversations I have with other bloggers these days are about raising blogging to the next level. Comments and trackback are all very well when they work as are Technorati tags, but nothing at the moment makes it really easy to foster the feeling of conversation that has supposedly been one of the defining characteristics of blogs.

Looks like Peter Kaminski is feeling the same frustration:

"A better metaphor, I think, is a cocktail party. I want to see faces, who's clustering with whom, and how the clusters evolve. Make me an animated picture of a cocktail party (or a tribal gathering, or a barn-raising), and that I'll get -- I've been evolved over thousnads of years to intuitively grok those kinds of social situations."