The article by „RSS Blogger“ Siegfried Hirsch describes an example of how to use social software to track your own footsteps on the web: Basically, Oliver uses the bookmarking service del.icio.us to maintain the mind map of his comments all over the web.
Apparently, most users at del.icio.us serve their database with their bookmarks and daily links. But social networking software is capable to do more than just the regular job – you can possibly imagine to expand it to any use. And since this social networking tool is able to generate its own RSS feeds, you can easily implement it to your own webblog or website. Further, the idea of tracking yourself on the internet is quite useful to review the conversations you’ve had in your past.
I already signed up at del.icio.us/sichelputzer and have begun to maintain the root for my own Comment Zeitgeist! In time I might add the numerous comments from the past, but I doubt this job to cover all past topics will become useful for anyone.