The denizens of Internet Marketing Planet are hammering inboxes this week with another promotion, this time for Jason Potash of "Article Announcer" fame. I have to admit that I haven’t been paying much attention to what he’s selling, if it’s even been disclosed, but I do know that he’s been giving away some software called "Comment Kahuna."
Comment Kahuna allows you to search for blogs and posts on a topic. So far, pretty harmless. The feature that’s being touted so widely is the ability to search for blogs that aren’t using nofollow on their comments. I’m sure we can all see what might be disruptive about that.
Andy Jenkins posted his thoughts on the Stompernet Blog, about the right way for commenters to participate in blog communities, and I couldn’t agree more. Comment Kahuna can be used for good, or evil… OK, maybe not evil, just unwise.
A cool thing happened after he posted – the first comment comes from Andy Beard, who does exactly what Andy Jenkins said commenters should do – he added value to the discussion. Kudos to both Andys for bringing some signal to the web, and not just with this one post.
Mr. Beard and I disagree as often as we agree, but I will argue to the end that he brings something important to the conversation.