Blog Terminology

Doc Searls on ‘TrackBack.’

Doc Searls mentions that he’s never quite understood TrackBack. I think the main problem with TrackBack is its name, which is why I call it “Links” on my website. I include this (attempted) explanation of TrackBack on my site:

The following websites refer to <a href=”<$MTEntryPermalink$>”><$MTEntryTitle$></a> on <a href=”<$MTBlogURL$>”>our website</a> (TrackBack URL: <$MTEntryTrackbackLink$>). The content in this section is added automatically when users with <a href=”http://www.movabletype.org/trackback/”>TrackBack-enabled</a> websites link to this page.

Doc’s post about TrackBack is an example of a larger weblog terminology problem.

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