Is it just me, or are other people noticing that there seem to be more comments regarding blogs that don’t actually add any value? Have we got to the stage where we need a better mechanism of saying “I liked your blog”?
Let me take an example. There was a recent blog which purported to be about MDM in the airline industry. It can be found SAP MDM: An airline industry use case. I actually found it had almost nothing to do with MDM, as the topic was more about transaction data, but that was just an opinion.
What has happened is that several people have responded to the blog saying how useful it was to the airline industry etc, as if people in the airline industry a) read this blog and b) didn’t already realise that transactional data synchronisation is an issue. Anyone searching SDN for “airline” would have found this blog and been a bit surprised.
Each of these responses appear in the right hand pane of the “Blogs by date” page, which is my main access point to SDN.
If we had a simple rating mechanism, then we wouldn’t get these entries. I’d also like to see ratings from people in the same company marked as such.