A New Era in Blogging?
I had the opportunity to see Zunch Communications' new blog platform Sympozeum last week. If you're about to install WordPress, sign up for a Blogger account or integrate another solution on your site, you may just want to hold off for a few weeks.
Sympozeum is an enterprise level weblog platform (they will be offering a 'personal' version at the official launch) to help companies of any size or type share knowledge, build a reputation and receive feedback. You may be thinking; how is this different from any other blogging platform? Well, it's not - at least not on the surface. The real power of Sympozeum is in the features it offers blog administrators. Besides the fact that you have one of the premier integrated marketing and development teams in the Web universe standing behind you in Zunch, the functionality even as a stand-alone product speaks for itself and will be attractive to all bloggers - both aspiring and established.
The features most appealing from my point of view:
- Search engine friendly: Immensely important to get your blog and all its content indexed.
- Ease of management: post management and category management are very intuitive and simple to administer
- Blog Search: what's really lacking in most blog platforms is a viable search offering, Sympozeum has it.