The mischief that Posterous and then Amplify (and somewhere in there, Google Buzz) were intended to cure, at least for me, was to get my voice heard out there by using the auto-posting features in Amplify and Posterous.
In a way it has worked.
But there is a downside.
As an illustration of what I mean, I wrote a post here on Amplify directly. It was a short post of my observations after a week in Edinburgh.
And http://www.google.com/profiles/mike.war#buzz commented on it over at Buzz.
So now my post about Edinburgh beards and little old ladies and traffic signals and seagulls is fragmented with comments over at Buzz.
Well that's more enjoyable than no comments, but I sure wish there was a way to pull all these fragmented bits together.
After looking at an article on InsightScope about contest giveaways, I just read the FAQs for one of the tools, which is KingSumo Giveaway and I see that as at the time the FAQs were prepared, the tool doesn't integrate with Mailchimp. Instead you have to download a CSV and upload.Also, there is a warning that the tool may not be compatible with Facebook's terms in the future.Finally, there is a long, convoluted way you have to deal with duplicate content, which is described in the FAQs as follows: I’m concerned about duplicate pages for SEO We don’t create new pages, just add a parameter to your URLS. Google just sees the original page and URL structure. What we recommend if Google results are important is to run the tool, then once it looks like a winner I’d change the Title to the winner and the original URL. Remove the other titles. We are working on a fix to make this easier.Advanced users:Utilize the parameter tools in Google’s Webmaster Tools and set the Headline plugi…