Monday, June 23, 2008

Testing Lexmonitor's Threaded Post Tracking

As I noted on Law Firm Web Strategy yesterday, the gang over at Lexblog are moving beyond the world of designing law blogs. This past Saturday, Kevin O'Keefe & company soft-launched a new legal blog monitoring tool called Lexmonitor.

One of the really cool features Lexmonitor is testing out, is a threaded-post tracking feature that seems very techmeme-esque. So, to give this thing a run for its money, I'm going to experiment by linking into some of the blog coverage about Lexmonitor. In theory, the posts should thread together on the Lexmonitor homepage.

Other law blog coverage so far:
Like I said, in theory all these posts should string together; similar to Techmeme's conversation threading, with the quantity of inter-linked conversations identifying the hottest topics.

And like Kevin said, "soft-launch". No critique either way, but let's press the gas pedal a bit. shall we? :)

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Blogger Kevin OKeefe said...

Fair criticism Steve, it's something I've been watching today.

Amazing how bringing LexMonitor live makes you see all the warts you didn't see when the site was operating behind a password. We're seeing a lot of stuff to work on now.

We're working right now on a failure of the system to capture all current blog posts. Once that's resolved we can see how the prominent discussion looks. Hopefully we'll have something to show on this by later tonight.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Steve Matthews said...

Not critique. Helping. :)

That's why they call it beta. ... no damage control required here.

S.

5:16 PM  
Blogger Jesse Newland said...

Just pushed some tweaks to the clustering system live and lo and behold what post appeared on the front page ;). Thanks for your post: both for it's kind words about the LexMonitor, and as a great test case for our clustering system!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Steve Matthews said...

Nice work Mr. Newland!

2:37 PM  
Blogger Kevin OKeefe said...

How's that for speed Steve. Less than 24 hours after you speak we push a revision live to correct issue.

Think you'd get that from Thomson, ALM, or LexisNexis? I heard that don't even care about Canadians. ;)

Seriously, keep the feedback coming. Like Newland said, it's welcome, needed, and appreciated. We have a long way to go with LexMonitor and we're only going to get there - where ever there is - with feedback from users.

3:20 PM  

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