Trackbacks and how they are implemented with todays blogging platforms are way more trouble than its worth. Its clunky to manage to say the least.
But links, trackbacks and comments are a critical part of the blogging conversation. I use technorati a few times a week to see what people are saying about my posts. Unfortunately Technorati isn't used by everyone that reads this blog. So all of that conversation (other blog links) is missing from my blog posts.
We need a system that is smarter and easiser to use.
For example what if a service was built so that my comments section was automatically populated with related links and content. Just like how technorati does it but inside of my blog.
Or maybe some software that allows the reader/blogger to mouse over a blog post and see other blogs that reference this blog.
It could work the same way with comments too.
(Blogging from my blackberry so excuse any typos)