Right! Next to the Blogs Central product (demo at http://demo.zevenseas.com btw), we now also have Discussion Central.. which is my little baby ;)
So, what does it do? The primary function of it is to aggregate discussions from discussion lists throughout all the WebApplications that are associated to the same SSP. And an example of such an aggregation looks like this:
You may have noticed that it looks a lot like the Live Feed page from Facebook.. and yes.. you are correct! Facebook was my inspiration (quite literally :)
We also added the ViewTracking mechanism, this piece of functionality comes from Blog Central. By adding this type of functionality we can quickly see which discussions are viewed most and thus we can sort on that. Basically the same as any other Web2.0 aggregation page where you can sort on Most Replies/Most Viewed.
Another, more abstract, view of those discussions is the following :
So.. let me know your thoughts on this one.. you can play with it yourself real soon on http://demo.zevenseas.com :)