greg hughes - dot net - RSS Stuff http://www.greghughes.net/rant/ Note that the contents of this site represent my own thoughts and opinions, not those of anyone else - like my employer - or even my dog for that matter. Besides, the dog would post things that make sense. I don't. http://www.greghughes.net/images/gregheadshot1.png greg hughes - dot net - RSS Stuff http://www.greghughes.net/rant/ en-us Greg Hughes Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:49:24 GMT newtelligence dasBlog 2.1.8015.804 greg@greghughes.net greg@greghughes.net http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c

I just made a change on the blog, so my main RSS feed links now point to FeedBurner. You should not need to do anything to use the new feed - it's automagical. As a result of this change, some people might see duplicates of past entries. It's a one-time change (I hope), so thanks for putting up with it.

If you happen to subscribe to the feed for any single posting category here, that feed URL is unchanged.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. FeedBurner update to RSS feeds http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FeedBurnerUpdateToRSSFeeds.aspx Fri, 15 Aug 2008 16:49:24 GMT <p style="clear: both; "> I just made a change on the blog, so <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/greghughes" target="_blank">my main RSS feed links now point to FeedBurner</a>. You should not need to do anything to use the new feed - it's automagical. As a result of this change, some people might see duplicates of past entries. It's a one-time change (I hope), so thanks for putting up with it.<br /> <br /> If you happen to subscribe to the feed for any single posting category here, that feed URL is unchanged. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,2b3afc4c-9e13-4fc4-9f27-17533504fe5c.aspx AudioBlogging Random Stuff RSS Stuff
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3 I discovered (via iPhone Atlas) a new web app that lets you specify any well-formed RSS feed, which it converts to an iPhone-formatted and friendly list of headlines - sliding animations and all. My site's feed can be seen by clicking here.


You can just click on over and add your feed. It takes seconds. This geeral idea could translate into some pretty cool blog themes if someone wanted to tackle it.


greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. iPhone formatted version of this (or any) site's RSS headlines http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/iPhoneFormattedVersionOfThisOrAnySitesRSSHeadlines.aspx Wed, 26 Mar 2008 05:57:45 GMT I discovered (<a href="http://www.iphoneatlas.com/2008/03/25/automatically-convert-any-rss-feed-to-an-iphone-web-app/">via iPhone Atlas</a>) a new web app that lets you specify any well-formed RSS feed, which it converts to an iPhone-formatted and friendly list of headlines - sliding animations and all. My site's <a href="http://www.thesmespace.com/smeutils/feed/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.greghughes.net%2Frant%2FSyndicationService.asmx%2FGetRss#_home">feed can be seen by clicking here</a>.<br> <p> </p> <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/iPhone-feed-conversion.png" border="0"> <br> You can just <a href="http://www.thesmespace.com/smeutils/feed/">click on over and add your feed</a>. It takes seconds. This geeral idea could translate into some pretty cool blog themes if someone wanted to tackle it.<br> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,63273eb2-d04a-4dd3-bba9-ae7f2d28a5a3.aspx Apple Blogging Mobile RSS Stuff
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Something appears to have changed today with Google reader. I was looking at the screen and something felt, well, different. But I couldn't place it. Then I realized - the "Labs" label seems to be gone. Wow, that was quiet. And there I thought it has already moved up and out.

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And it looks like the Google Reader blog explains it. Well, kind of explains it. No more "Labs." Nice job.

http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html

I use Google reader almost exclusively now. To be honest, it took more than a year to grow on me, and only when I got to a point where I wanted to be able to access it from anywhere did it really get interesting.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Google Reader's not beta anymore? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,e36f6e85-8d68-4534-aebc-5bb0b991b9f4.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/GoogleReadersNotBetaAnymore.aspx Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:18:22 GMT <p> Something appears to have changed today with <a href="http://reader.google.com/" target="_blank">Google reader</a>. I was looking at the screen and something felt, well, different. But I couldn't place it. Then I realized - the "Labs" label seems to be gone. Wow, that was quiet. And there I thought it has already moved up and out. </p> <p> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img style="border-top-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px" height="213" alt="image" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/WindowsLiveWriter/GoogleReadersnotbetaanymore_BA2E/image_1.png" width="240" border="0">&nbsp; </p> <p> And it looks like the <a href="http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html" target="_blank">Google Reader blog explains it</a>. Well, <em>kind of</em> explains it. No more "Labs." Nice job. </p> <p> <a title="http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html" href="http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html">http://googlereader.blogspot.com/2007/09/breaking-up-isnt-hard-to-do.html</a> </p> <p> I use Google reader almost exclusively now. To be honest, it took more than a year to grow on me, and only when I got to a point where I wanted to be able to access it from anywhere did it really get interesting. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,e36f6e85-8d68-4534-aebc-5bb0b991b9f4.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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There's no point in droning on and on about this one - Scott Hanselman is 100% correct when he proclaims:

"I say this: IE7 and Office 2007 not supporting Basic or Digest Authentication out of the box for accessing secure feeds will negatively affect adoption of RSS more than any other failing of the spec since its inception. It will slow adoption down at every level; it will make it harder for Financial Institutions to justify it and it will flummox internal Enterprises who don't have completely NTLM/AD infrastructure."

He discusses this in the context of using RSS to securely retrieve feeds for banking data, for example. Sure, there are many points to ponder regarding the retrieval and storage of likely sensitive information, but in the end this is something that will be needed, and would be useful now for many uses.

Do you think this functionality is important? Scott does and so do I. Read his post, Accessing Private and Authenticated Feeds - Why it's important, and say something - in the comments here on this blog, on Scott's blog, on the IE Blog, on your blog.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. No functionality for authenticated RSS feeds in IE7? What's your take? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,23edea25-b505-4856-9b3e-cb45464c405b.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/NoFunctionalityForAuthenticatedRSSFeedsInIE7WhatsYourTake.aspx Wed, 20 Sep 2006 23:44:51 GMT <p> There's no point in droning on and on about this one - Scott Hanselman is 100% correct when he proclaims: </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>"I say this: <strong>IE7 and Office 2007 not supporting Basic or Digest Authentication out of the box for accessing secure feeds will negatively affect adoption of RSS more than any other failing of the spec since its inception. </strong>It will slow adoption down at every level; it will make it harder for Financial Institutions to justify it and it will flummox internal Enterprises who don't have completely&nbsp;NTLM/AD infrastructure."</em> </p> </blockquote> <p> He discusses this in the context of using RSS to securely retrieve feeds for banking data, for example. Sure, there are many points to ponder regarding the retrieval and storage of likely sensitive information, but in the end this is something that will be needed, and would be useful now for many uses. </p> <p> Do you think this functionality is important? Scott does and so do I. Read his post, <a class="TitleLinkStyle" href="http://www.hanselman.com/blog/AccessingPrivateAndAuthenticatedFeedsWhyItsImportant.aspx"><font color="#9f2201">Accessing Private and Authenticated Feeds - Why it's important</font></a>, and say something - in the comments here on this blog, on Scott's blog, on the IE Blog, on your blog. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,23edea25-b505-4856-9b3e-cb45464c405b.aspx Blogging RSS Stuff Tech
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Co-comment-logo All the virtual world's a-buzz with commentary and conversation (ironically, since a lot of the commentary is out of the reach of the service for now) about coComment, a coolio and not-yet-fully-released "Web-2.0" online service that let's you track comments make on blogs everywhere. Or at least it will at some point - only a few blogging platforms are supported right now (and the software this weblog runs on, dasBlog, is unfortunately not one of them), so it's very much hit and miss as to whether or not you can use it, but the promise of an interesting future is certainly there.

I'm using coComment now, and it's pretty cool. You can sign up at the site (look for the "Get Notified" section on the home page), and they're trying to get new invitations sent out as soon as they can.The coComment web site is well designed and the core feature/functionality is a sharp idea. I will say that it's a bit clunky in terms of how the actual user commenting experience works. You have to think about it too much, which is not so good... It puts an extra graphical "button" with your name onto the page that you have to click first, before you click the actual comment submission button. The new button falls to the right of the submit button, so it's a lot like being forced to read right to left and it just doesn't look very clickable - It's just counterintuitive.

You have to click the little blue icon with your name on it first

Brian Benzinger wrote a little GreaseMonkey script that automates the sign-in for FireFox users - It's very nice and you can get it on this page. Otherwise you have to use a "bookmarklet link" to activate the service on any given comment page - another layer of abstraction that would be nice to avoid somehow.

But hey, it is pre-v1.0, so... Anyhow, it would be especially nice if the authors and some creative blog software creators made it even more usable.

It does solve a few problems, mainly being able to find your conversations in the blogosph -- uh, on blogs. Two other things it does is, 1) it allows you to embed a little bit of code in your blog template to display comments that you've made on other blogs, and 2) it allows you to subscribe to a RSS or ATOM feed with all your tracked comments in one place. Adoption will depend on how many blog software authors get into the mix and how many blogs the coComment people decide to try to tackle themselves, I suppose.

Note that, while it's a great start, the real test will be whether everyone will sign up - since that appears to be a requirement in order to actually track everything that might matter. Is there not a better way to do this? Does the RSS comment capability/spec not go far enough?

From their site:

Coming soon..

For advanced bloggers who would like to more fully integrate coComment features in their own blog, coComment will offer:

The ability to add elements of the coComment service to blogs based on non-standard blogging platforms in order to ease the usage of coComment for commenters (automated capture).

The ability to customize the appearance (eg colors, fonts, etc.) of coComment elements, in order to better suit your tastes and needs.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. coComment - all the buzz, will be interesting to see where this goes http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,84d832c3-26d4-4861-af43-6b247522d022.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/coCommentAllTheBuzzWillBeInterestingToSeeWhereThisGoes.aspx Sun, 05 Feb 2006 21:21:00 GMT <p> <a href="http://www.cocomment.com/"><img alt="Co-comment-logo" hspace="7" src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/co_2Dcomment_2Dlogo.png" align="right" vspace="7" border="0" /></a>All the virtual world's a-buzz with commentary and conversation&nbsp;(ironically, since a lot of the commentary is out of the reach of the service for now) about <a href="http://www.cocomment.com/">coComment</a>, a coolio and not-yet-fully-released "Web-2.0" online service that let's you track comments make on blogs everywhere. Or at least it will at <em>some</em> point - only a few blogging platforms are supported right now (and the software this weblog runs on, dasBlog, is unfortunately not one of them), so it's very much hit and miss as to whether or not you can use it, but the promise of an interesting future&nbsp;is certainly there. </p> <p> I'm using coComment now, and it's pretty cool. You can sign up at the site (look for the "Get Notified" section on the home page), and they're trying to get new&nbsp;invitations sent out as soon as they can.The coComment web site is well designed and the core feature/functionality is a sharp idea.&nbsp;I <em>will</em> say that it's a bit clunky in terms of how the actual user commenting experience works. You have to think about it too much, which is not so good... It puts an extra graphical "button" with your name onto the page that you have to click <em>first</em>, before you click the actual comment submission button. The new button&nbsp;falls to the <em>right</em> of the submit button, so it's a lot like being forced to read right to left and it just doesn't look very clickable - It's just counterintuitive. </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <img alt="You have to click the little blue icon with your name on it first" src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/co_2Dcomment_2Dscreenshot.jpg" border="0" /> </p> </blockquote> <p> Brian Benzinger wrote <a href="http://www.solutionwatch.com/313/comment-tracking-with-cocomment/">a little GreaseMonkey script</a> that automates the sign-in for FireFox users - It's very nice and you can <a href="http://www.solutionwatch.com/313/comment-tracking-with-cocomment/">get it on this page</a>. Otherwise you have to use a "bookmarklet link" to activate the service on any given comment page - another layer of abstraction that would be nice to avoid somehow. </p> <p> But hey, it <em>is</em> pre-v1.0, so... Anyhow, it would be especially nice if the authors and some creative blog software creators made it even more usable. </p> <p> It does solve a few problems, mainly being able to find your conversations in the blogosph -- uh, on blogs. Two other things it does is, 1) it allows you to embed a little bit of code in your blog template to display comments that you've made on other blogs, and 2) it allows you to subscribe to a RSS or ATOM feed with all your tracked comments in one place. Adoption will depend on how many blog software authors get into the mix and how many blogs the coComment people decide to try to tackle themselves, I suppose. </p> <p> Note that, while it's a great start, the real test will be whether everyone will sign up - since that appears to be a requirement in order to actually track everything that might matter. Is there not a better way to do this? Does the RSS comment capability/spec not go far enough? </p> <p> From their site: </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>Coming soon..</em> </p> <p> <em>For advanced bloggers who would like to more fully integrate coComment features in their own blog, coComment will offer:</em> </p> <p> <em>The ability to add elements of the coComment service to blogs based on non-standard blogging platforms in order to ease the usage of coComment for commenters (automated capture).</em> </p> <p> <em>The ability to customize the appearance (eg colors, fonts, etc.) of coComment elements, in order to better suit your tastes and needs.</em> </p> </blockquote> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,84d832c3-26d4-4861-af43-6b247522d022.aspx Blogging RSS Stuff Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4 Ray Ozzie on Simple Sharing Extensions - Making RSS and OPML two-way communicators http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/RayOzzieOnSimpleSharingExtensionsMakingRSSAndOPMLTwowayCommunicators.aspx Mon, 21 Nov 2005 05:05:40 GMT <p> Microsoft's CTO,&nbsp;Ray Ozzie, <a href="http://spaces.msn.com/members/rayozzie/Blog/cns!1pyct_cYtbBtOBPDVAumMEdw!175.entry">posted earlier today about his views on SSE</a>, of the Simple Sharing Extensions to RSS and OPML that Microsoft recently published as an open&nbsp;draft specification (licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike model). Ozzie knows a lot about sharing information - He created Lotus Notes and was the founder of Groove, a terrific and innovative collaboration platform that Microsoft acquired not that long ago. </p> <p> He describes the problem with sharing and combining loosely-coupled information. </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>"As an industry, we have simply not designed our calendaring and directory software and services for this 'mesh' model. The websites, services and servers we build seem to all want to be the 'owner' and 'publisher'; it's really inconsistent with the model that made email so successful, and the loosely-coupled nature of the web."</em> </p> </blockquote> <p> So he's talking about how to extend RSS and OPML to allow synchronization. </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>"There are many great item synchronization mechanisms out there (and at Microsoft), but we decided we&rsquo;d never get short term network effects among products if we selected something complicated &ndash; even if it were powerful. What we really longed for was 'the RSS of synchronization' ... something simple that would catch on very quickly."</em> </p> </blockquote> <p> Note that this is not the same stuff that's gluing RSS into the core of Vista and whatnot - rather it's a simple way to mesh, communicate and synchronize information from multiple sources&nbsp;in XML. It's nifty, simple and smart. I think I've got my mind wrapped around it now. Very cool. Geeks, read on: </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/rss/sse/">The SSE draft spec is here</a> </li> <li> <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/rss/ssefaq/">A SSE FAQ page is here</a> </li> </ul> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,6a020d28-9570-45c4-b541-60cddfc010b4.aspx RSS Stuff Tech http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba

RSS-UsersYahoo! and Ipsos Insight just published a study that shows there are more than six times as many unaware RSS users as there are people who know they're using it. These are some numbers that are worth thinking about.

In the report, "RSS - Crossing into the Mainstream," here's what we find out:

  • 12% of users are aware of RSS.
  • 4% of users have knowingly used RSS.
  • There's some interesting information hidden in the demographics of different RSS users (aware, unaware, podcast consumers, etc.).
  • One figure that stands WAY out: Of "unaware" RSS users, 72% get their RSS through My Yahoo! and 41% through My MSN.
  • "Aware" RSS users subscribe to an average of 6.6 feeds each. Ummmm, more proof that I'm an addict I guess???
  • and lots more...

It's clear that when you have an app that by its very nature makes it easy to consume RSS content, it no longer matters to the end user that RSS is the delivery vehicle. Many of the people benefiting from RSS don't even know what RSS is. All that matters to those kinds of people is the content. And believe it or not, we're not all uber-geeks.

So, it's a very good thing(TM) that IE7, Safari, Firefox and even the new versions of the operating systems we all use will support RSS natively (or already do). And with more browsers right around the corner, the line between app and content is getting blurrier all the time.

Read the full 12-page report here, or the one-page brief synopsis here (both links are PDF docs).



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Many more people are using RSS without knowing it http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/ManyMorePeopleAreUsingRSSWithoutKnowingIt.aspx Fri, 07 Oct 2005 03:51:24 GMT <p> <img height="254" alt="RSS-Users" src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/RSS_2DUsers.png" width="380" align="right" border="0" />Yahoo! and Ipsos Insight&nbsp;just published a study that shows there are more than six times as many unaware RSS users as there are people who know they're using it. These are some numbers that are worth thinking about. </p> <p> In the report, "<a href="http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss/rss_whitepaper1004.pdf">RSS - Crossing into the Mainstream</a>," here's what we find out: </p> <ul> <li> 12% of users are aware of RSS.</li> <li> 4% of users have knowingly used RSS.</li> <li> There's some interesting information hidden in the demographics of different RSS users (aware, unaware, podcast consumers, etc.).</li> <li> One figure that stands WAY out: Of "unaware" RSS users, 72% get their RSS through My Yahoo! and 41% through My MSN.</li> <li> "Aware" RSS users subscribe to an average of 6.6 feeds each. Ummmm, more proof that I'm an addict I guess???</li> <li> and lots more...</li> </ul> <p> It's clear that when you have an app that by its very&nbsp;nature makes it easy to consume RSS content, it no longer matters to the end user that RSS is the delivery vehicle. Many of the people benefiting from RSS don't even know what&nbsp;RSS is.&nbsp;All that matters to those kinds of people&nbsp;is the content. And believe it or not, we're not all uber-geeks. </p> <p> So, it's a very good thing<font size="1"><sup>(TM)</sup></font> that IE7, Safari, Firefox and even the new versions of the operating systems we all use will support RSS natively (or already do). And with more browsers right around the corner, the line between app and content is getting blurrier all the time. </p> <p> Read the <a href="http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss/RSS_whitePaper1004.pdf">full 12-page report here</a>, or the <a href="http://publisher.yahoo.com/rss/RSS_onepage1004.pdf">one-page brief synopsis here</a>&nbsp;(both links are PDF docs). </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,065ee837-bbaa-4e25-b8ac-090ae9867cba.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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Got SharePoint? Over at The Dean's Office, Dustin Miller lists a long - and exciting in a geeky way - list of what's coming up in the next version of SharePoint - which is due for release in late 2006 as part of the next version of the Office system.

HUGE improvements coming, and v2 to v3 will be an upgrade, not a migration. Phew! Check out the list.

A good Channel 9 video showing/discussing SharePoint v.next is here.

  • RSS on all SharePoint lists - and access to the feeds respect the SharePoint security model
  • RSS feeds are per-list and per-site (aggregated)
  • Support is for RSS 2.0
  • Out of the box blogs AND wikis! (and you get RSS feeds for those, too)
  • Lots of search improvements and enhancements
  • Outlook 12 will have an aggregator, IE7 also has one
  • WSS v.next runs on ASP.NET 2.0, so ASP.NET v2 web parts are SharePoint web parts
  • Version history in all SharePoint lists - with line-by-line diffs! Nice!
  • Take documents off-line and bring them back
  • Workflow built in - see a Channel 9 video about that here
  • Document management significantly built out
  • Email enabled discussion boards - send email to a SharePoint alias and it shows up in the discussion list! Nice - great internal option to things like Yahoo groups. You can also sync emails, tasks and other stuff to a SharePoint site from the Outlook UI.

It's going to be a big year for Microsoft's Office and Office Servers. Huge, really.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. SharePoint v3 Features List http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,bdaa23cf-19dc-43f0-a591-c0121d14b6e9.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SharePointV3FeaturesList.aspx Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:45:09 GMT <p> Got SharePoint? Over at The Dean's Office, <a href="http://www.sharepointblogs.com/dustin/archive/2005/09/14/3503.aspx">Dustin Miller lists a long - and exciting in a geeky way - list of what's coming up </a>in the next version of SharePoint - which is due for release in late 2006 as part of the next version of the Office system. </p> <p> HUGE improvements coming, and v2 to v3 will be an upgrade, not a migration. Phew! <a href="http://www.sharepointblogs.com/dustin/archive/2005/09/14/3503.aspx">Check out the list</a>. </p> <p> A good Channel 9 video <a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=115383">showing/discussing SharePoint v.next is here</a>. </p> <ul> <li> RSS on all SharePoint lists - and access to the feeds respect the SharePoint security model</li> <li> RSS feeds are per-list <em>and</em> per-site (aggregated)</li> <li> Support is for RSS 2.0</li> <li> Out of the box blogs AND wikis! (and you get RSS feeds for those, too)</li> <li> Lots of search improvements and enhancements</li> <li> Outlook 12 will have an aggregator, IE7 also has one</li> <li> WSS v.next&nbsp;runs on&nbsp;ASP.NET 2.0, so ASP.NET v2 web parts are SharePoint web parts</li> <li> Version history in all SharePoint lists - with line-by-line diffs! Nice!</li> <li> Take documents off-line and bring them back</li> <li> Workflow built in - <a href="http://channel9.msdn.com/Showpost.aspx?postid=115364">see a Channel&nbsp;9 video about that&nbsp;here</a> </li> <li> Document management significantly built out</li> <li> Email enabled discussion boards - send email to a SharePoint alias and it shows up in the discussion list! Nice - great internal option to things like Yahoo groups. You can also sync emails, tasks and other stuff to a SharePoint site from the Outlook UI.</li> </ul> <p> It's going to be a big year for Microsoft's Office and Office Servers. Huge, really. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,bdaa23cf-19dc-43f0-a591-c0121d14b6e9.aspx RSS Stuff SharePoint Tech
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MSN Search has opened up the ability to search for/in RSS using the "feed:" operator. Cool stuff.

That probably explains the previous MSNBot behavior. Ah, it does, according to the MSN Search Blog over at MSDN.



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My favorite RSS aggregator, FeedDemon, has just had an update pushed out in beta form. Existing registered users of FeedDemon can run the beta (warts and all) now.

Surfer Newspaper Style - click to enlarge And there's a whole slew of add/changes/fixes in this beta release from v1.5, all of which can be read on the release notes page.

The announcement from Nick is here. A download link is on that page.

New in this beta release is greatly enhanced synchronization with NewsGator. In a matter of seconds I got my NewsGator account hooked up to FeedDemon and was on my way.

Sync_all_yayAlso, you can update all your feeds - across your subscription folders -at once. Nice!

And it looks great, too. "Surfer" is definitely my new newspaper style. I can group and sort inside the newspaper, and can choose whether I want to view full, short or no descriptions. Very slick.

Great job Nick!



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. FeedDemon BETA version released - v1.6 Beta 1 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,bdb5593a-1f60-44cd-be11-ece56b25443f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FeedDemonBETAVersionReleasedV16Beta1.aspx Wed, 13 Jul 2005 02:44:11 GMT <p> My favorite RSS aggregator, <a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a>, has just had an update pushed out in beta form. Existing registered users of FeedDemon can run the beta (warts and all) now. </p> <p> <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/images/fd16b1surfer.png"><img height=152 alt="Surfer Newspaper Style - click to enlarge" hspace=14 src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/fd16b1surfer_thumb.jpg" width=250 align=right vspace=6 border=1></a>And there's a <em>whole slew</em> of add/changes/fixes in this beta release from v1.5, all of which can be read on the <a href="http://www.newsgator.com/FeedDemonReleaseNotes.aspx">release notes page</a>. </p> <p> The <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/NickBradbury?m=35">announcement from Nick is here</a>. A download link is on that page. </p> <p> New in this beta release is greatly enhanced synchronization with NewsGator. In a matter of seconds I got my NewsGator account hooked up to FeedDemon and was on my way. </p> <p> <img height=69 alt=Sync_all_yay hspace=12 src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/sync_all_yay_small.jpg" width=221 align=left vspace=5 border=0>Also, you can update <em>all</em> your feeds - across your subscription folders -<em>at once</em>. Nice! </p> <p> And it looks great, too. "Surfer" is definitely my new newspaper style. I can group and sort inside the newspaper, and can choose whether I want to view full, short or no descriptions. Very slick. </p> <p> Great job <a href="http://nick.typepad.com/">Nick</a>! </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,bdb5593a-1f60-44cd-be11-ece56b25443f.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f 3 WeatherBug - the only LIVE local weather data available everywhere - and spy/adware free http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/WeatherBugTheOnlyLIVELocalWeatherDataAvailableEverywhereAndSpyadwareFree.aspx Sat, 25 Jun 2005 22:05:43 GMT <p> What is <a href="http://www.weatherbug.com/">WeatherBug</a>? As a piece of software, it puts the weather on your desktop. It&rsquo;s live, updating every two seconds. NOAA doesn&rsquo;t do this &ndash;&nbsp;they update every 15 minutes at best. As a company and a bunch of people, here is how they describe themselves: </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>&ldquo;WeatherBug is the ultimate geek-ified company. We are about creating cool and fun technology, teaching children, and saving lives.&rdquo;</em> </p> </blockquote> <p> RSS weather feeds accessible by ZIP code will be available in July &ndash; that will be cool. They will also be shipping WeatherBug for the Mac. </p> <p> <strong>Controversy &ndash; because what would a good conference be without it?</strong> Lots of discussion here at Gnomedex about the presentation in which this company is being highlighted. About how WeatherBug used to have spy/adware, but that was a long time ago, and<em> now it doesn&rsquo;t</em> &ndash; Seriously. It doesn&rsquo;t. Also, the fact that I am writing about their product at all (actually I am mostly interested in the 2&ndash;second differentiator) is exactly what some people are complaining about here, because Steve Rubel (according to some of the crowd) used this presentation as a vehicle to do PR for one of his clients. So what. Decent example of PR, short time to fill, interesting info. </p> <p> Whatever. Heh. I still like the every-two-second data update thing. That&rsquo;s sweet. <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/smile1.gif" /> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,c43f20de-fec8-4700-965f-c9504006271f.aspx GnomeDex RSS Stuff Tech http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5 Microsoft posts spec for the Simple List Extensions http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/MicrosoftPostsSpecForTheSimpleListExtensions.aspx Sat, 25 Jun 2005 19:06:34 GMT <p> Microsoft&rsquo;s announcement yesterday about support for <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/understanding/rss/default.aspx">RSS built into Longhorn</a> has been followed up with <a href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/longhorn/understanding/rss/simplefeedextensions/">the posting of the actual specification</a>. </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <strong>Overview</strong> </p> <p> The Simple List Extensions are designed as extensions to existing feed formats to make exposing ordered lists of items easier and more accessible to users. </p> <p> The term &ldquo;list,&rdquo; as used in this document describes an ordered collection of items with similar properties. For example, a photo album may be described as a &ldquo;list of photos.&rdquo; </p> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr"> And it&rsquo;s licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/">Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License</a>, which is cool. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,28d5bbff-4254-4823-8272-1cb05f70cbf5.aspx GnomeDex RSS Stuff Tech http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a

An email list I am subscribed to had a quick thread that pointed to a conversation about FeedDemon and the fact that a user didn't want to use IE as the default embedded browser inside of FeedDemon. That's fine, but the problem is that someone suggested he actually abandon his favorite RSS reader (meaning FeedDemon) and try another one.

The recommendation was (in my opinion) premature. Why? Because FeedDemon can in fact use the Mozilla engine as it's embedded web browser, and you can find out how here.

And by the way - if there's something you wish was in FeedDemon for the future, Nick listens. Go to the FeedDemon forums and just ask.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Use Mozilla as FeedDemon's internal browser http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/UseMozillaAsFeedDemonsInternalBrowser.aspx Fri, 10 Jun 2005 21:19:15 GMT <p> An email list I am subscribed to had a quick thread&nbsp;that pointed to a&nbsp;<a href="http://wagblog.internetweek.com/archives/002968.html">conversation</a> about FeedDemon and the fact that a user didn't want to use IE as the default embedded browser inside of FeedDemon. That's fine, but the problem is that someone suggested he actually <em>abandon</em> his favorite RSS reader (meaning FeedDemon) and try another one. </p> <p> The recommendation was (in my opinion) premature. Why?&nbsp;<strong>Because FeedDemon can in fact&nbsp;use the Mozilla engine</strong> as it's embedded web browser, and <a href="http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2004/05/hidden_feature_.html">you can find out how here</a>. </p> <p> And by the way - if there's something you wish was in FeedDemon for the future, Nick listens. <a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/forums/">Go to the FeedDemon forums</a> and just ask. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,f89ec2be-4327-46b7-b9ee-9760d806814a.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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There are plenty of opinions about placing ads in RSS and ATOM feeds, but regardless of the opinions, AdSense users can now apply to get AdSense for Feeds, which will allow them to place small ads in their RSS feeds.

I'll likely set it up to see how it works (I am kinda curious), and time will tell whether or not I'll want to keep it. Probably keep. We'll see.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. AdSense for Feeds - Good, bad or otherwise it's here http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,5f28205a-99be-4d0c-a89b-ffc6007d0831.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/AdSenseForFeedsGoodBadOrOtherwiseItsHere.aspx Wed, 18 May 2005 03:23:09 GMT <p> There are plenty of opinions about placing ads in RSS and ATOM feeds, but regardless of the opinions, AdSense users can now apply to get AdSense for Feeds, which will allow them to place small ads in their RSS feeds. </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://https://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/topic.py?topic=957">Information is here</a>.</li> <li> <a href="http://services.google.com/ads_inquiry/aff">Application is here</a>.</li> </ul> <p> I'll likely set it up to see how it works (I am kinda curious), and time will tell whether or not I'll want to keep it. Probably keep. We'll see. <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/smile1.gif" /> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,5f28205a-99be-4d0c-a89b-ffc6007d0831.aspx Blogging RSS Stuff Tech
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Audible.com - an great audio book/publication service that I have been using for about a year - has published a whole set of RSS feeds so you can subscribe to find out easily what new content is published, including both free and pay-for selections:

This Week's Best Sellers (Top 50)   RSS
This Week's New Audiobooks and Programs   RSS
New Free Audio Programs   RSS
Under $10 Audio Programs   RSS
New York Times Best Sellers   RSS
BusinessWeek Best Sellers   RSS
Publishers Weekly Best Sellers   RSS
Best Sellers in Arts & Entertainment   RSS
Best Sellers in AudibleOriginals   RSS
Best Sellers in Biographies and Memoirs   RSS
Best Sellers in Business   RSS
Best Sellers in Classics   RSS
Best Sellers in Comedy   RSS
Best Sellers in Drama and Poetry   RSS
Best Sellers in Fiction   RSS
Best Sellers in Foreign Language   RSS
Best Sellers in Great Talkers   RSS
Best Sellers in History   RSS
Best Sellers in Information Age   RSS
Best Sellers in Kids   RSS
Best Sellers in Mystery   RSS
Best Sellers in Non-fiction   RSS
Best Sellers in Science   RSS
Best Sellers in Science Fiction and Fantasy   RSS
Best Sellers in Self Development   RSS
Best Sellers in Speeches and Lectures   RSS
Best Sellers in Spirituality   RSS
Best Sellers in Sports   RSS
Best Sellers in Travel and Adventure   RSS

And perhaps the coolest thing on the page? I scrolled down and noticed the question "Where can I find more information about RSS?" and the first resource listed is the RSS Quickstart Guide from Lockergnome.com - nice.



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Audible.com RSS Feeds http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,118478a1-27f5-4c16-a212-034d2f20b629.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/AudiblecomRSSFeeds.aspx Wed, 27 Apr 2005 04:23:38 GMT <p> <a href="http://www.audible.com/">Audible.com</a> - an great audio book/publication service that I have been using for about a year - has published <a href="http://www.audible.com/rss/">a whole set of RSS feeds</a> so you can subscribe to find out easily what new content is published, including both free and pay-for selections: </p> <blockquote dir="ltr" style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <table cellspacing="2" cellpadding="0" border="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">This Week's Best Sellers (Top 50)</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Best-sellers"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">This Week's New Audiobooks and Programs</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-NewNotable" name="New and Notable"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">New Free Audio Programs</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-FreeAudio" name="Free Audio"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Under $10 Audio Programs</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Under10"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1"><i>New York Times</i> Best Sellers</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-NewYorkTimesBestSellerstop50"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1"><i>BusinessWeek</i> Best Sellers</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-BusinessweekBestSellers"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1"><i>Publishers Weekly</i> Best Sellers</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-PublishersWeeklyBestSellerstop50"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Arts &amp; Entertainment</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-ArtsAndEntertainment" name="Arts &amp; Entertainment"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in AudibleOriginals</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Audibleoriginals" name="AudibleOriginals"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Biographies and Memoirs</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-BiographiesAndMemoirs" name="Biographies &amp; Memoirs"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Business</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Business" name="Business"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Classics</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Classics" name="Classics"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Comedy</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Comedy" name="Comedy"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Drama and Poetry</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-DramaPoetry"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Fiction</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Fiction" name="Fiction"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Foreign Language</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-ForeignLanguage" name="Languages"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Great Talkers</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-GreatTalkers" name="Great Speakers &amp; Storytellers"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in History</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-History" name="History"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Information Age</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-InformationAge" name="Technology"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Kids</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Kids" name="Children &amp; Young Adults"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Mystery</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Mystery" name="Mystery"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Non-fiction</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Nonfiction" name="Non-fiction"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Science</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Science" name="Science"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Science Fiction and Fantasy</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-ScienceFictionAndFantasy" name="Science Fiction and Fantasy"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Self Development</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-SelfDevelopment" name="Self Development"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Speeches and Lectures</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-SpeechesLectures"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Spirituality</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Spirituality" name="Religion &amp; Spirituality"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Sports</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-Sports" name="Sports"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">Best Sellers in Travel and Adventure</font></td> <td class="rssList"> <font size="1">&nbsp;</font></td> <td class="rssList" align="right"> <a name="Travel"></a><a href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/AudibleRssFeeds-TravelAndAdventure" name="Travel and Adventure"><font color="#000000" size="1"><img alt="RSS" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border="0" /></font></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </p> </blockquote> <p dir="ltr"> And perhaps the coolest thing on the page? I scrolled down and noticed the question "Where can I find more information about RSS?" and the first resource listed is the <a title="New Window: RSS Quickstart Guide on Lockergnome.com" href="http://channels.lockergnome.com/rss/resources/articles/quickstart.phtml" target="_blank"><font color="#315d65">RSS Quickstart Guide from Lockergnome.com</font></a> - nice. <img src="http://www.greghughes.net/images/smile1.gif" /> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,118478a1-27f5-4c16-a212-034d2f20b629.aspx Random Stuff RSS Stuff Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196 1 RSS Feeds for SharePoint - another better option http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/RSSFeedsForSharePointAnotherBetterOption.aspx Sun, 20 Feb 2005 20:30:13 GMT <p> Jan Tielens posted the other day about their newly released "U2U RSS Feeds for SharePoint 2003," which is&nbsp;another tool for creating RSS feeds from SharePoint lists, but with some improvements: </p> <ul> <li> <strong>Aggregation of items stored in multiple lists on multiple sites</strong> <br /> You can create an RSS feed that contains information coming from more than one lists (or document libraries), that are potentially on different sites. <li> <strong>Customizable layout of RSS items<br /> </strong>For each list that you aggregate in an RSS Feed you can specify how the items in the RSS feed should look like. You can do that by using some sort of formulas, referring to fields coming from the SharePoint lists. <li> <strong>Non-intrusive installation</strong> <br /> The installation of the RSS Feeds tool doesn&rsquo;t change a thing about your SharePoint installation, the IT-Pro guys will be happy! The tool is completely separated from the SharePoint sites and doesn&rsquo;t require you to add metadata or web parts to SharePoint. <li> <strong>SharePoint Authorization<br /> </strong>Are you afraid of exposing sensitive data? Well you don&rsquo;t have to, our tool uses the SharePoint security model, so if a user doesn&rsquo;t have access to the SharePoint list he or she can&rsquo;t retrieve information from the RSS feed. Anonymous access to RSS feeds is also supported (if your SharePoint site is available for anonymous users of course). <li> <strong>GUI Administration</strong> <br /> The administration of the tool (creating feeds, item layouts, &hellip;) is completely done by using a nice graphical user interface.</li> </ul> <p> Software: <a href="http://www.u2u.net/software.aspx">http://www.u2u.net/software.aspx</a> </p> <p> Quick video tutorial: <a href="http://www.u2u.be/downloads/tools/U2URSSFeeds.wmv">http://www.u2u.be/downloads/tools/U2URSSFeeds.wmv</a> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,72660221-99cf-4e7b-a6af-85b1a9abb196.aspx RSS Stuff SharePoint Tech http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea

Where would I be without FeedDemon? Between it and Outlook, most of my "content" is organized, filed and (quite intentionally) segregated into workable chunks-o-stuff.

And now FeedDemon version 1.5 is out! From the web site:

This new version offers a ton of new features , but here are the highlights:

  • Powerful podcasting tools to automatically download audio files and copy them to your iPod or other media player (that's right - FeedDemon supports media players other than the iPod!)
  • Integration with Bloglines and NewsGator Online Services
  • Flickr and del.icio.us search channels
  • Per-channel newspaper styles
  • Improved popup-blocking under XP SP2
  • Support for favicons throughout the user interface
  • Numerous performance improvements

See the announcement on Nick Bradbury's weblog - He's the quite excellent author of FeedDemon.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. FeedDemon 1.5 released http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FeedDemon15Released.aspx Thu, 10 Feb 2005 03:54:57 GMT <p> <a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/"><img height="164" alt="" src="http://www.bradsoft.com/img/fd-logo.gif" width="140" align="right" border="0" /></a>Where would I be without <a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/">FeedDemon</a>? Between it and Outlook, most of my "content" is organized, filed and (quite intentionally) segregated into workable chunks-o-stuff. </p> <p> <strong>And now FeedDemon version 1.5 is out!</strong> From the web site: </p> <blockquote> <p> <em>This new version offers </em><a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/readme/readme15.asp"><font color="#0002ca"><em>a ton of new features</em></font></a><em>, but here are the highlights: </em> </p> <ul> <li> <em>Powerful </em><a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/help/1.0/enclosures/"><font color="#0002ca"><em>podcasting</em></font></a><em> tools to automatically download audio files and copy them to your iPod or other media player (that's right - FeedDemon supports media players other than the iPod!) </em> <li> <em>Integration with </em><a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/help/1.0/bloglines/"><font color="#0002ca"><em>Bloglines</em></font></a><em> and NewsGator Online Services </em> <li> <em>Flickr and del.icio.us search channels </em> <li> <em>Per-channel newspaper styles </em> <li> <em>Improved popup-blocking under XP SP2 </em> <li> <em>Support for favicons throughout the user interface </em> <li> <em>Numerous performance improvements</em> </li> </ul> <p> <strong>See the </strong><a href="http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2005/02/feeddemon_15_is.html"><strong>announcement on Nick Bradbury's weblog</strong></a> - He's the quite excellent author of FeedDemon. </p> </blockquote> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,1cc8ca3f-173d-424d-9ee5-ef28fcad3cea.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317 1 Feed2JS - great way to get syndicated content on a web page fast http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Feed2JSGreatWayToGetSyndicatedContentOnAWebPageFast.aspx Tue, 11 Jan 2005 14:25:58 GMT <p> I was wide awake at about 4am today, looking around for a fast way to get live syndicated content (need it to always be&nbsp;up-to-date) from a weblog&rsquo;s RSS feed to the home page of a web site I am maintaining for non-profit organization. <a href="http://www.copsontop.com/">Cops on Top</a> has <a href="http://www.copsontop.com/climblog/CategoryView.aspx?category=Kilimanjaro">climbers in Africa</a> this week for a memorial mountain climbing expedition to Kilimanjaro, and they are sending electronic communications from the field via email and phone calls.&nbsp;The messages can show up on the weblog in real time, without anyone else&rsquo;s intervention. So, I wanted to be able to show the latest weblog posts on the org&rsquo;s home page. </p> <p> <strong>I did a quick Google for what I needed, and came up with a gem of a tool: </strong><a href="http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/"><strong>Feed2JS</strong></a><strong>.</strong> </p> <p> What <a href="http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/">Feed2JS</a> does is to provide an interface where you can specify the URI to a RSS feed, click a few boxes and buttons on a web page&nbsp;to specify your options, and generate a Javascript output that you can stick straight into your web page, ready to go and immediately syndicating content from the specified feed. In addition,&nbsp;there&rsquo;s a stylesheet generator on the site that lets you customize the look and feel of the feed as it&rsquo;s displayed on your web page. </p> <p> You can even <a href="http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/index.php?s=download">download the original PHP scripts</a> (which are provided under an open source license) and run Feed2JS on your own server, which&nbsp;could speed up the feed-to-web proxy function if you have scalability concerns due to very large volume, or if you want to modify the RSS cache to update more frequently than every 60 minutes. That is the default&nbsp;cache time&nbsp;for feeds being gathered and serviced by the Feed2JS system. At any rate, <a href="http://jade.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/feed/index.php?s=download">download your own copy</a> and run it yourself, and you get complete control. </p> <p> The results are quite good. Sure, the end user has to have jscript/Javascript enabled on the client, but that works for this purpose, so I am happy. Recommended. </p> <p> <em>Another slightly less-elegant (but quite useful) method using server-side ASP is called </em><a href="http://www.u-blog.net/itcom3/article/ASPRSS.html"><em>RSS in ASP</em></a><em>. </em><a href="http://www.copsontop.com/rssasp.asp"><em>It works</em></a><em>, as well.</em> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,e5e563f1-afa6-4d67-b635-f65cd3a0d317.aspx RSS Stuff Tech http://www.greghughes.net/rant/Trackback.aspx?guid=beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617 http://www.greghughes.net/rant/pingback.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetEntryCommentsRss?guid=beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617

Robert Scoble opened the session on Overload - or as he coined it in the opening conversation, "Information Pressure." He deals with 950+ RSS feeds that he has subscribed to, and so he's a good person to have guide the discussion on this topic.

What a great session.

There are already 4.5 million blogs out there. Overload is inevitable for many. Everyone has limits. They're different for each of us.

For my part, I have to manage my RSS feeds regularly. I am subscribed to more than 500 in total. I move them, reclassify them, and occasionally (but rarely) even unsubscribe to ones that have not met my needs or expectations, and I also have a section in my RSS reader for those feeds I want to keep track of, but which I don't put in my higher-priority list. They are my general dumping ground categories, if you will - good enough to watch now and then when I have time, but not part of my daily chores.

But then there are my high-priority feeds, and there are a couple hundred of those. I deal with my primary RSS feeds daily - usually several times a day. I get critical information I need for my work delivered to me in RSS throughout the day. It's reliable, fast and goes with me. It just works. It's lightweight. I can use it the way I want.

But that is exactly what makes it easy to get overloaded. Make something that really, really works, and people like me with use the hell out of it, sometimes to the point of making it less usable.

Scoble asks an excellent question - What about people who read only say 20 feeds? Why not more? One good answer: "If I save 20 minutes not reading feeds, that's 20 minutes I can spend looking at a sunset." Or maybe a sunrise. How true. ;-)

Which makes me think - maybe we could convince Nick Bradbury (who is the author of FeedDemon) to consider providing a way to see what feeds I have not read in a given period of time, those that have not posted in x days or weeks, those that are no longer there, and report that info to me and then let me act on it. Also let me report on the opposite - what feeds are really really active? I'd want to be able to move any of them, mark them, delete them, or a combination of the above. Kind of a little clean-up wizard. Hmmmm... Is this what attention.xml does?

Robert makes what seems like it should be an obvious suggestion, but is a good one to hear: Write better headlines. Tell me what it's about. A head line of "GAHHHH!" does nothing for me when what the article is about is something like "I had a really frustrating day at work today." Or something like that.

Or maybe attention.xml should do this, as one person suggested: "Here's the list of people I don't pay attention to anymore."

A tangent topic of "what do you use your blog for" came up (and for some reason Robert said my name when he showed the crowd his feed aggregator - thanks for the plug, heh). Interesting topic. Blogs are used for all sorts of things: Personal memory catalogs, culture development and coming together of people with similar interests, espousing opinion, publishing fact, conversing and replacing letter writing, you name it.

And thanks to Robert for asking for people at the conference to stand at the mic who had not spoken yet. Nice job guiding and maintaining the focus of the conversation without controlling the session too much. I like it when I hear Robert say, "That's for all of you to decide, right?" and "What else would you like to talk about?" (photo by Doc Searls)

Brainstorming ideas on overload:

  • Social networking worked into bloglines - show me recommendations based on who I read, ability to browse the network of content.
  • Eric Rice says - with these ideas, are we risking going away from that peer-to-peer distributed model, away from the model we were trying to reject?
  • What goes on between the time when an idea has an idea and when I read it - content producer can filter, linkers can filter when they describe and link, governments in same places might filter, services can filter, and the end user can filter content. How do we find information unfiltered without overload? Can it be done?
  • A certain Zen acceptance that there might be something you won't see - don't give in to the pressure to give in to the anal-retentive obsession to read and see everything.
  • Thought that the major overlaid is not the number of blogs, but the comments, which ones are by smart comments, which are on topic, which are tolls, etc.
  • Podcasts control the browser. (Note: This is an idea I have already given to a team I am working with, but MP3 won't do it. Windows Media will, but that's not open).
  • There's a problem in the room and in the blogosphere in general with blogaholism. It's causing a lot of problems, solve it like a medical condition? (hmmm)

By the way, it's hard to say enough time how much Doug Kaye and ITConversations rule. I can't be there, but I can be there. Nice - thanks.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. BloggerCon: RSS/Blog Overload - How do you deal with the glut of information? http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/BloggerConRSSBlogOverloadHowDoYouDealWithTheGlutOfInformation.aspx Sat, 06 Nov 2004 19:51:28 GMT <p> <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/">Robert Scoble</a>&nbsp;opened&nbsp;the session on Overload - or as he coined it in the opening conversation, "Information Pressure." He deals with 950+ RSS feeds that he has subscribed to, and so he's a good person to have guide the discussion on this topic. </p> <p> What a <em>great</em> session. </p> <p> There are already 4.5 million blogs out there. Overload is inevitable for many. Everyone has limits. They're different for each of us. </p> <p> For my part, I have to manage my RSS feeds regularly. I am subscribed to more than 500 in total. I move them, reclassify them, and occasionally (but rarely)&nbsp;even&nbsp;unsubscribe to ones that have not met my needs or expectations, and I also have a section in my RSS reader for those feeds I want to keep track of, but which I don't put in my higher-priority list. They are my general dumping ground categories, if you will&nbsp;- good enough to watch now and then when I have time, but not part of my daily chores. </p> <p> But then there are my high-priority feeds, and there are a couple hundred of those. <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx">I deal with my primary RSS feeds daily</a> - usually <em>several</em> times a day. I get critical information I need for my work delivered to me in RSS throughout the day. It's reliable, fast and goes with me. It just works. It's lightweight. I can use it <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx">the way I want</a>. </p> <p> But that is exactly what makes it easy to get overloaded. Make something that really, really works, and people like me with use the hell out of it, sometimes to the point of making it less usable. </p> <p> Scoble asks an excellent question - What about people who read only say 20 feeds? Why not more? One good answer: "If I save 20 minutes not reading feeds, that's 20 minutes I can spend looking at a sunset." Or maybe <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,0d3724f8-3670-4688-9bdf-ce0f87309449.aspx">a sunrise</a>. How true. ;-) </p> <p> Which makes me think - maybe we could convince Nick Bradbury (who is the author of <a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a>) to consider providing a way to see what feeds I have not read in a given period of time, those that have not posted in <em><font face="Times New Roman">x</font></em> days or weeks, those that are no longer there, and report that info to me and then let me act on it. Also let me report on the opposite - what feeds are really really active? I'd want to be able to move any of&nbsp;them, mark them, delete them, or a combination of the above. Kind of a little clean-up wizard. Hmmmm... Is this what <a href="http://developers.technorati.com/wiki/attentionxml">attention.xml</a> does? </p> <p> Robert makes what seems like it should be&nbsp;an obvious suggestion, but is a good one to hear: Write better headlines. Tell me what it's about. A head line of "GAHHHH!" does nothing for me when what the article is about is something like "I had a really frustrating day at work today." Or something like that. </p> <p> Or maybe attention.xml should do this, as one person suggested: "Here's the list of people I don't pay attention to anymore." </p> <p> A tangent topic of "what do you use your blog for"&nbsp;came up (and for some reason Robert said my name when he showed the crowd his feed aggregator - thanks for the plug, heh). Interesting topic. Blogs are used for all sorts of things: Personal memory catalogs, culture development and coming together of people with similar interests, espousing opinion, publishing fact, conversing and replacing letter writing, you name it. </p> <p> And thanks to Robert for asking for people at the conference to stand at the mic who had not spoken yet. Nice job guiding and maintaining the focus of the conversation without controlling the session too much. I like it when I hear Robert say, <a href="http://www.searls.com/doc/bloggercon3/source/bcon3_068.html">"That's for all of you to decide, right?" and "What else would you like to talk about?"</a>&nbsp;(photo by <a href="http://doc.weblogs.com/">Doc Searls</a>) </p> <p> Brainstorming ideas on overload: </p> <ul> <li> Social networking worked into <a href="http://www.bloglines.com/">bloglines</a> - show me&nbsp;recommendations based on who I read, ability to browse the network of content. <li> Eric Rice says - with these ideas, are we risking going away from that peer-to-peer distributed model, away from the model we were trying to reject? <li> What goes on between the time when an idea has an idea and when I read it - content producer can filter, linkers can filter when they describe and link, governments in same places might filter, services can filter, and the end user can filter content. How do we find information unfiltered without overload? Can it be done? <li> A certain Zen acceptance that there might be something you won't see - don't give in to the pressure to give in to the anal-retentive obsession to read and see everything. <li> Thought that the major overlaid is not the number of blogs, but the comments, which ones are by smart comments, which are on topic, which are tolls, etc. <li> Podcasts control the browser. (Note: This is an idea I have already given to a team I am working with, but MP3 won't do it. Windows Media will, but that's not open). <li> There's a problem in the room and in the blogosphere in&nbsp;general with&nbsp;blogaholism. It's causing a lot of problems, solve it like a medical condition? (hmmm)</li> </ul> <p> By the way, it's hard to say enough time how much Doug Kaye and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.itconversations.com/">ITConversations</a> rule. I can't be there, but I <em>can</em> be there. Nice - thanks. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,beef2989-b3ed-4ad0-9bee-114f31d8a617.aspx Blogging RSS Stuff Tech
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I have had the privilege of helping test Doppler, a Windows program that allows podcast aggregation as well as windows media aggregation (audio or video). Good stuff. If you have not checked it out and you're a podcast consumer, you need to go get it now. And there's even more features to come soon!

People who read this blog regularly probably know I use FeedDemon, a terrific software creation of the infamous and very cool Nick Bradbury, as my RSS aggregator. I was excited to see that Nick is programming RSS enclosure support into FeedDemon - Awesome! Hey Nick - linky linky???? ;-)



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Podcasting and aggregators - new and soon http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,8eda0933-6607-4b3f-93d7-2ab0221056b5.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PodcastingAndAggregatorsNewAndSoon.aspx Thu, 04 Nov 2004 07:03:54 GMT <p> I have had the privilege of helping test <a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net/">Doppler</a>, a Windows program that allows podcast aggregation as well as windows media aggregation (audio or video). Good stuff. If you have not checked it out and you're a podcast consumer, you need to <a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net/">go get it now</a>. And there's even more features to come soon! </p> <p> People who read this blog regularly probably know I use <a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a>, a terrific software creation of the infamous and very cool Nick Bradbury, as my RSS aggregator. I was excited to see that Nick <a href="http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2004/11/coming_soon_pod.html">is programming RSS enclosure support</a> into <a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a> - Awesome! Hey Nick - linky linky???? ;-) </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,8eda0933-6607-4b3f-93d7-2ab0221056b5.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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Carl Franklin wrote some thoughtful commentary about a weblog post by Scott Hanselman on the subject of podcasting. Then Dave Winer commented on Carl's post. Rory follows up with a far-reaching examination of the arguments.

Updates:

It's an interesting conversation, and one well worth having.

I have been listening to podcasts for weeks now, and to MP3 audio shows since before the term "podcast" was coined. I still don't really like the term, but anyhow... Airplanes are a place I find them most useful - but they have not completely replaced my drive-time commute, which totals about 2 hours a day, because the content quality just isn't there for me yet, with a couple of notable exceptions. I do get a certain amount of enjoyment from podcasts - from some of them, anyhow. Mostly by people you probably never heard of. I really don't have a need or desire to listen to "experts" in go on and on and on and on and on and on about how podcasting just changed the world. A medium that talks about itself feels a lot like MLM. It can't last forever. You wanna talk about the technology your using, make it useful for me - make the time I spend listening to you really, truly worthwhile. It's the content people, CONTENT!

Another thing, about the concept that podcasting will replace/kill radio as we know it - I am not convinced on that one yet. I don't have to think about my radio. It's always there and just turns on and works. No sync, no charging, no programming - just on and off. Therefore I use it. More work than that and it loses some of its utility. They said TV would replace radio. It didn't. In fact, it just made radio bigger. We shouldn't be trying to kill something - we should be trying to create something new. There is a difference.

And regardless of what Dave says, or whether he was involved in creating PowerPoint, and despite a number of other inflammatory things I could pull from his comment on Carl's post and react to, but wont... Scott is most definitely *not* an opponent of technological progress, so use of the term "Luddite" is - well - misplaced at best and flat out mean at worst.

One thing's for sure: It's not at all a useful label in this case. I could use certain blanket terms to describe Dave's words and actions in a variety of situations, and while they may be accurate in terms of one or two things he has said or done in the past, they would not really describe him in whole. It would be wrong of me to call names, so I won't. I wish Dave wouldn't. It takes away from the conversation, and Scott is one person I listen to with great regard for making very complicated things work in the real world.

I don't think Scott was implying (as Dave seems to state) that podcasting was a replacement for PowerPoint. He was using PowerPoint as a metaphor, to show how both technologies - in his opinion - tend to fail to meet their own goals, for man of the same reasons.

Scott originally said, about Podcasting:

 - Clever, yes.
 - Interesting, yes.
 - A new kind of media? Maybe.
 - Useful? Not to me.

Then he points out that using XML to point to multi-megabyte files is contradictory to certain vocal arguments made in the community of late. That's another valid point.

He also correctly points out that the the medium does not lend itself to skimming, browsing or efficient dissemination of multiple pieces of information.

I agree with that position. The people who are making the most noise about this new stuff are people who seem to have plenty of time to record podcasts and to listen to all the regulars. It's a technology that will - by it's very nature - limit the number of people we can listen to and communicate with. It also tends to be a lot more one-way than blogging. Podcasting is not blogging, it's not radio, it's not even broadcasting in reality. But it is cool, and it does have potential. Where it goes we don't know - Rarely does an experiment turn out just the way the founding fathers intended, you know.

Scott has a good point. Carl has a good counterpoint. Dave kind of missed the point but hurled a good insult (good only if you're the one doing the hurling, anyhow). Rory did a great job of taking a good, long step back and covering the bases.

All are very smart guys with great ideas and technological innovation in their pasts.

Pointing out the problems with a technology does not make one a Luddite. Telling people to wait and see before they speak actually just delays technological progress. Hmmmm... Deeelaaayyyys techhhnoloooogicalll progrrressss.... Yeahhh.....

Open, informed, honest discussions are good. Names and insults don't help.

So that's all nice, and yeah discussion is important. But what about podcasting?

What Rory said:

"Just walk away with this: Podcasting is serious Power to the People technology, and we should be excited about that."

Most importantly (I think), here is my pre-emptive thought: Keep the conversation open. Let people comment openly - good, bad or otherwise - and use the information to do things better, and to shape this experiment into something great. If someone counters your position, listen to them. No one person or group owns it. Everyone owns it. Some will innovate, but all should lead. Don't ruin a good thing with politics and personalities.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Podcasting - the good, the bad, the ugly http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a61fc7d6-d75d-4627-b610-011be9ad5449.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PodcastingTheGoodTheBadTheUgly.aspx Sun, 24 Oct 2004 00:37:05 GMT <p> <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/CFranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx">Carl Franklin wrote some thoughtful commentary</a> about a weblog post <a href="http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=63429b26-ba44-4f17-8f83-81f1e9a433b6">by Scott Hanselman on the subject of podcasting</a>. Then <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/cfranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx#246735">Dave Winer commented</a>&nbsp;on Carl's post. <a href="http://neopoleon.com/blog/posts/8931.aspx">Rory follows up with a far-reaching examination</a> of the arguments. </p> <p> <strong>Updates:</strong> </p> <ul> <li> <a href="http://radio.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2004/10/23/165571.html">Todd Maffin has some great practical things to say</a> about making podcasting work (found via <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/10/23.html#a8483">Scoble</a>)</li> <li> and <a href="http://www.hanselman.com/blog/CommentView.aspx?guid=921271e4-d99e-43f5-8d5d-ee507ed6cba9">Scott Hanselman has since responded to the commentary himself</a>.</li> </ul> <p> <strong>It's an interesting conversation, and one well worth having.</strong> </p> <p> I have been listening to podcasts for weeks now, and to MP3 audio&nbsp;shows since before the term "podcast"&nbsp;was coined. I still don't really like the term, but anyhow...&nbsp;Airplanes are a place I find them most useful - but they have not completely replaced my drive-time commute, which totals about 2 hours a day, because the content quality just isn't there for me yet, with a couple of notable exceptions. I do get a certain amount of enjoyment from podcasts - from some of them, anyhow. Mostly by people you probably never heard of. I really don't have a need or desire to listen to "experts" in go on and on and on and on and on and on about how podcasting just changed the world. A medium that talks about itself feels a lot like MLM. It can't last forever. You wanna talk about the technology your using, make it useful for me - make the time I spend listening to you really, truly worthwhile. It's the content people, CONTENT! </p> <p> Another&nbsp;thing, about the concept&nbsp;that podcasting will replace/kill radio as we know it&nbsp;- I am not convinced on that one yet. I don't have to <em>think</em> about my radio. It's always there and just turns on and works. No sync, no charging, no programming - just on and off. Therefore I use it. More work than that and it loses some of its utility. They said TV would replace radio. It didn't. In fact, it just made radio bigger. We shouldn't be trying to kill something - we should be trying to create something new. There <em>is</em> a difference. </p> <p> And regardless of what Dave says, or whether he was involved in creating PowerPoint, and despite a number of other inflammatory things I could pull from <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/cfranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx#246735">his comment on Carl's post</a> and react to, but wont... Scott is most definitely *not* an opponent of technological progress, so use of the term "Luddite" is - well - misplaced at best and flat out mean at worst. </p> <p> One thing's for sure: It's not at all&nbsp;a useful label in this case.&nbsp;I could use certain blanket terms to describe Dave's words and actions in a variety of situations,&nbsp;and while they may be accurate in terms of one or two things he has said or done in the past, they would not really describe him in whole. It would be wrong of me to call names, so I won't.&nbsp;I wish Dave wouldn't.&nbsp;It takes away from the conversation, and Scott is one person I listen to with great regard for making very complicated things work in the real world. </p> <p> I don't think Scott was implying (as Dave seems&nbsp;to&nbsp;<a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/cfranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx#246735">state</a>) that&nbsp;podcasting was a replacement for PowerPoint. He was using PowerPoint as a metaphor, to show how both technologies - in his opinion - tend to fail to meet their own goals, for man of the same reasons. </p> <p> Scott originally said, about Podcasting: </p> <p> &nbsp;- Clever, yes.<br> &nbsp;- Interesting, yes.<br> &nbsp;- A new kind of media? Maybe.<br> &nbsp;- Useful? Not to me. </p> <p> Then he points out that using XML to point to multi-megabyte files is contradictory to certain vocal arguments made in the community of late. That's another valid point. </p> <p> He also correctly points out that the the medium does not lend itself to skimming, browsing or efficient dissemination of multiple pieces of information. </p> <p> I agree with that position. The people who are making the most noise about this new stuff are people who seem to have plenty of time to record podcasts and to listen to all the regulars. It's a technology that will - by it's very nature - limit the number of people we can listen to and communicate with. It also tends to be a lot more one-way than blogging. Podcasting is not blogging, it's not radio, it's not even broadcasting in reality. But it is cool, and it does have potential. Where it goes we don't know - Rarely does an experiment turn out just the way the founding fathers intended, you know. </p> <p> <a href="http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=63429b26-ba44-4f17-8f83-81f1e9a433b6">Scott has a good point</a>. <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/CFranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx">Carl has a good counterpoint</a>. <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/cfranklin/archive/2004/10/23/246650.aspx#246735">Dave kind of missed the point</a> but hurled a good insult (good only if you're the one doing the hurling, anyhow). <a href="http://neopoleon.com/blog/posts/8931.aspx">Rory did a great job</a> of taking a good, long step back and covering the bases. </p> <p> All are very smart guys with great ideas and technological innovation in their pasts. </p> <p> Pointing out the problems with a technology does not make one a Luddite. Telling people to wait and see before they speak actually just <em>delays technological progress</em>. Hmmmm... Deeelaaayyyys techhhnoloooogicalll progrrressss.... Yeahhh..... </p> <p> Open, informed, honest discussions are good. Names and insults don't help. </p> <p> So that's all nice, and yeah discussion is important. But what about <em>podcasting?</em> </p> <p> What Rory said: </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>"Just walk away with this: Podcasting is serious Power to the People technology, and we should be excited about that."</em> </p> </blockquote> <p dir=ltr> <strong>Most importantly (I think), here is my pre-emptive thought:</strong> Keep the conversation open. Let people comment openly&nbsp;- good, bad or otherwise - and use the information to do things better, and to shape this experiment into something great. If someone counters your position, listen to them. No one person or group&nbsp;owns it. <em>Everyone</em> owns it. Some will innovate, but <em>all</em> should lead. Don't ruin a good thing with politics and personalities<em>.</em> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,a61fc7d6-d75d-4627-b610-011be9ad5449.aspx AudioBlogging RSS Stuff Tech
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"podcasting redefined radio...
... Doppler redefined podcasting"

In this amazingly fast-growing (like, really fast) phenomenon called podcasting (yes, I am willing to use the terms phenomenon and podcasting when discussing this, even if I don't particularly like the name), it's hard to always know which way is up. So, it's also hard to know where to go and what to do with all this stuff, both as a content creator and a consumer/end user of podcasts.

Heck, it's difficult enough just to explain to people what podcasting is, let alone how it works. Of course, it's early in this experiment, and we'll certainly have to improve things from the usability standpoint. But still, it's truly amazing what's happened in the past month or so in this portion of the universe.

Enter Doppler  [http://www.dopplerradio.net/], a client program that runs on Windows and raises the bar in terms of making it easier for the end user to subscribe to podcasts without too much hassle. In other words, this is just the kind of thought and change that needs to happen to make podcasting a mainstream application. As a community we're not there yet, but with ideas like this and a few people to kick them out the door, we will be before too long.

The best part is, it just works. It makes subscribing to podcasts easier. It makes sense to use. It makes life simpler.

Features

  • Doppler is designed for the Windows platform
  • Drag and drop a URL onto Doppler
  • Scheduled interval to retrieve feeds
  • Specify the numer of files to download
  • Restrict the allowable size of downloads
  • Filter your items by text
  • Possibility to run in minimized mode
  • Import and export of OPML files

Doppler is an aggregator that downloads podcasts based on RSS feeds, and lets you listen to it the way you want it, whenever you like it, on the device of your choice. Doppler has been developed using the latest Microsoft .NET technology and is available as a small download sizing less than 500 KB.

And Doppler has been alive for something like, oh, three days. And work continues on adding features and shoring it up as we speak type. Or maybe it is speak. Oof...

Go download it and try it out.



greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Doppler - Better podcasting syndication for Windows http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,96d1ddd9-b9cc-4d7c-bd83-ada688379c5f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/DopplerBetterPodcastingSyndicationForWindows.aspx Sat, 16 Oct 2004 22:47:12 GMT <div id=headersubtitle><em><strong>"podcasting redefined radio...<br> ... Doppler redefined podcasting"</strong></em> </div> <p> In this amazingly fast-growing (like, <em>really</em> fast) phenomenon called podcasting (yes, I am willing to use the terms phenomenon and podcasting when discussing this, even if I don't particularly like the name), it's hard to always know which way is up. So, it's also hard to know where to go and what to do with all this stuff, both as a content creator and a consumer/end user of podcasts. </p> <p> Heck, it's difficult enough just to explain to people what podcasting is, let alone how it works. Of course, it's early in this experiment, and we'll certainly have to improve things from the usability standpoint. But still, it's truly amazing what's happened in the past month or so&nbsp;in this portion of the universe. </p> <p> <strong><a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net"><img style="WIDTH: 213px; HEIGHT: 181px" alt="" hspace=0 src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/doppler.png" align=right border=0></a>Enter </strong><a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net/"><strong>Doppler</strong></a>&nbsp;[<a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net/">http://www.dopplerradio.net/</a>], a client program that runs on Windows and raises the bar in terms of making it easier for the end user to subscribe to podcasts without too much hassle. In other words, this is just the kind of thought and change that needs to happen to make podcasting a mainstream application. As a community we're not there yet, but with ideas like this and a few people to kick them out the door, we will be before too long. </p> <p> The best part is, it just works. It makes subscribing to podcasts easier. It makes sense to use. It makes life simpler. </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>Features</em> </p> <ul> <li> <em>Doppler is designed for the Windows platform </em> <li> <em>Drag and drop a URL onto Doppler </em> <li> <em>Scheduled interval to retrieve feeds </em> <li> <em>Specify the numer of files to download </em> <li> <em>Restrict the allowable size of downloads </em> <li> <em>Filter your items by text </em> <li> <em>Possibility to run in minimized mode </em> <li> <em>Import and export of OPML files</em> </li> </ul> <p> <em>Doppler is an aggregator that downloads podcasts based on RSS feeds, and lets you listen to it the way you want it, whenever you like it, on the device of your choice. </em><em>Doppler has been developed using the latest Microsoft .NET technology and is available as a small download sizing less than 500 KB.</em> </p> </blockquote> <p> And Doppler has been alive for something like, oh, three days. And work continues on adding features and shoring it up as we <strike>speak</strike> type. Or maybe it <em>is</em> speak. Oof... </p> <p> <a href="http://www.dopplerradio.net/doppler/log.pma/Home?OpenPage&amp;D=&amp;C=Download">Go download it and try it out</a>. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,96d1ddd9-b9cc-4d7c-bd83-ada688379c5f.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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I'm at Gnomedex, in the "Maximize your blogging potential" panel session, listening to all these guys talk. The conversation quickly moved to multimedia content and delivery as well as devices and tools. Here are some of my observations, paraphrasing the speakers.

  • Adam Kalsey (Moderator)

    Adam went from 200 page views a month to thousands a day because he wrote about relevant things that mattered to people. If you're posting content to the web, you have a goal in mind. If you get slashdotted because its interesting to others, but you decide you can't afford it, you'll stop doing it.

    On multimedia blogging, he noted that if its going to take off, things like indexing and searching of multimedia formats will have to happen.

    In the keyword filtering department as a way to deal with too much content, he points out that keyword searches are not always the best way to deal with selecting information, because of the fact that what I think are relevant keywords may not agree with the way the author wrote the content.

  • Robert Scoble

    Microsoft employee and internal button pusher, Robert's well-known and got his job at Microsoft in no small part because of his blog. He started blogging because he was running a conference and wanted to document it. He wants to know, "What's undiscovered here?"

    "Something has happened in the past month." He notes that PODCasting has taken off all of a sudden. Robert consumes about 900+ feeds a day, compromising about 2000 blogs (some feeds combined). How is he going to deal with 1000 audioblogs a day? With audio he can only consume 2 or 3 shows a night, so becoming a star is a harder things to do.

    For text feeds, he's like his news aggregator to start building keyword searches automatically, based on his reading behavior.

  • Nick Bradbury

    Nick is a (great) shareware author of three rather famous pieces of software, and uses blogging for personal and business use.  His FeedDemon software is what I use as my content aggregator for tons of blogs and other content sources. He says the biggest problem with information now is that there's some much info out there now that you can't deal with it all, so you don't necessarily know what you're missing. I agree. I'd pay good money for something that would help me see what I need and want to see, inside the content I already subscribe to.

  • Ross Rader

    Ross of Blogware says its a pain to do all these different blogging things. The whole Web 2.0 movement should be about making things useful. Lots of utilities are great, but if Dad can't use it?

    Audio and other multimedia blogging shows that the Internet is continuing to change and that it's important to give these things a chance and to see where it goes.

    Enclosures are binary attachments to a syndication feed, and you can determine when that attachment gets downloaded (send it to me between 2 and 5 am).

    Ross also distinguished between managed and unmanaged content, and pointed out that the goal is to get people involved in the creation of content, and making it available and usable by others. If you want to publish your content, you can do it, in your own place.

  • Jason Shellen

    Jason works at Blogger, one of the huge blogging services, owned by Google. He noted that the San Francisco web design community was one of the first adopters of the technology, because it provided the ability to remove the focus from "I am going to create a page" to "I am going to write about something." Blogger/Google has started to address the "How do I do more than write text" with audioblogger.com and Picasa/Hello/BloggerBot.

    "I'm going to go out on a limb and say everything shouldn't be in a blog."

    Jason sees blogging and formats as continuing to grow and expand, and that the forms of media, he expects, will change over time. But he wants to have the ability to use the new media formats on the device of choice.

    Timeliness of blogs: There is a time factor to all of this. Everything has a time and date. Email has this too, as does IM. He notes that there is a need for a tool that will "bring me all the stuff that's important to me."

  • Dave Taylor

    Dave writes several blogs, and sees blogs as content and data management systems. He uses one web log to hold a Q&A of common questions he gets from people. He emphasizes the fact that he sees it not as a cool HTML thing, but rather as being all about the content.

    "I can publish with anything and boom, I'm out there just like anyone who has a multi-million-dollar marketing department."

    Thoughts from others in the audience:

    Scott with Feedster talked about enclosure feeds (images, video clips, porn enclosures are common). He notes that the one constant of new media is that when porn starts to become available on a new media format or mechanism, that form of media will succeed. He also pointed out feedstertv.com, which deals with enclosures on RSS feeds.

    On the next steps with categories, filtering, automation, etc: "RSS is the web services we've been waiting for, let's make it DO something."

    The TiVo suggestions metaphor: Letting the machine tell me what I want to watch usually produces garbage.

    The whole date-based/time-based thing with weblogs is what makes things tough for old stuff. Adding categories, internal or site-restricted search engines. It's a publisher's decision what tools to use to organize information.

    ----

    The focus of the discussion seemed to settle on multimedia blogging, then multimedia content in general, and what that means to the blogging universe. PODcasting and audioblogging is taking the place of drive-time radio content. Radio broadcasting 's future is in question. ReplayRadio is a new service available to time-shift talk radio content.

    Ultimately the answer to most of the questions that came up seems to be "better tools."

    Eventually a question was asked about how many people in the audience deal with information overload, and how people deal with the volume. The mix was interesting to see. Some seem to be in a place where their RSS aggregator has consumed their lives. I'm just the opposite - RSS saves me tons of time every day in my job. For others, it takes up time. Apparently it depends on what you do and how you use it.

    This was a great session.



  • greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. Blogging about top bloggers http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,fe8746e0-2490-4f63-86c4-63c33f96601e.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/BloggingAboutTopBloggers.aspx Fri, 01 Oct 2004 19:36:11 GMT <p> I'm at Gnomedex, in the "Maximize your blogging potential"&nbsp;panel session, listening to all these guys talk. The conversation quickly moved to multimedia content and delivery as well as devices and tools. Here are some of my observations, paraphrasing the speakers. </p> <li> <a href="http://kalsey.com/"><strong>Adam Kalsey</strong></a><strong> (Moderator)</strong> <p> Adam went from 200 page views a month to thousands a day because he wrote about relevant things that mattered to people. If you're posting content to the web, you have&nbsp;a goal in mind. If you get slashdotted because its interesting to others, but you decide you can't afford it, you'll stop doing it. </p> <p> On multimedia blogging, he noted that if its going to take off, things like indexing and searching of multimedia formats will have to happen. </p> <p> In the keyword filtering department as a way to deal with too much content, he points out that keyword searches are not always the best way to deal with selecting information, because of the fact that what I think are relevant keywords may not agree with the way the author wrote the content. </p> <li> <a href="http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/"><strong>Robert Scoble</strong></a> <p> Microsoft employee and internal button pusher, Robert's well-known and got his job at Microsoft in no small part because of his blog. He started blogging because he was running a conference and wanted to document it. He wants to know, "What's undiscovered here?" </p> <p> "Something has happened in the past month." He notes that PODCasting has taken off all of a sudden. Robert consumes about 900+ feeds a day, compromising about 2000 blogs (some feeds combined). How is he going to deal with 1000 audioblogs a day? With audio he can only consume 2 or 3 shows a night, so becoming a star is a harder things to do. </p> <p> For text feeds, he's like his news aggregator to start building keyword searches automatically, based on his reading behavior. </p> <li> <a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/"><strong>Nick Bradbury</strong></a> <p> Nick is a (great) shareware author of three rather famous pieces of software, and uses blogging for personal and business use.&nbsp;&nbsp;His FeedDemon software is what I use as my content aggregator for tons of blogs and other content sources. He says the biggest problem with information now is that there's some much info out there now that you can't deal with it all, so you don't necessarily know what you're missing. I agree. I'd pay good money for something that would help me see what I need and want to see, inside the content I already subscribe to. </p> <li> <a href="http://www.blogware.com/"><strong>Ross Rader</strong></a> <p> Ross of Blogware says its a pain to do all these different blogging things. The whole Web 2.0 movement should be about making things useful. Lots of utilities are great, but if Dad can't use it? </p> <p> Audio and other multimedia blogging shows that the Internet is continuing to change and that it's important to give these things a chance and to see where it goes. </p> <p> Enclosures are binary attachments to a syndication feed, and you can determine when that attachment gets downloaded (send it to me between 2 and 5 am). </p> <p> Ross also distinguished between managed and unmanaged content, and pointed out that the goal is to get people involved in the creation of content, and making it available and usable by others. If you want to publish your content, you can do it, in your own place. </p> <li> <a href="http://www.blogger.com/"><strong>Jason Shellen</strong></a> <p> Jason works at Blogger, one of the huge blogging services, owned by Google. He noted that the San Francisco web design community was one of the first adopters of the technology, because it provided the ability to remove the focus from "I am going to create a page" to "I am going to write about something." Blogger/Google has started to address the "How do I do more than write text" with audioblogger.com and Picasa/Hello/BloggerBot. </p> <p> "I'm going to go out on a limb and say everything shouldn't be in a blog." </p> <p> Jason sees blogging and formats as continuing to grow and expand, and that the forms of media, he expects, will change over time. But he wants to have the ability to use the new media formats on the device of choice. </p> <p> Timeliness of blogs: There is a time factor to all of this. Everything has a time and date. Email has this too, as does IM. He notes that there is a need for a tool that will "bring me all the stuff that's important to me." </p> <li> <a href="http://www.intuitive.com/"><strong>Dave Taylor</strong></a> <p> Dave writes several blogs, and sees blogs as content and data management systems. He uses one web log to hold a Q&amp;A of common questions he gets from people. He emphasizes the fact that he sees it not as a cool HTML thing, but rather as being all about the content. </p> <p> "I can publish with anything and boom, I'm out there just like anyone who has a multi-million-dollar marketing department." </p> <p> <strong>Thoughts from&nbsp;others in the audience:</strong> </p> <p> Scott with <a href="http://www.feedster.com/">Feedster</a> talked about <a href="http://scott.feedster.com/archives/48_For+Dave+and+Adam+and+Andrew.html">enclosure feeds</a> (images, video clips, porn enclosures&nbsp;are common). He notes that the one constant of new media is that when porn starts to become available on a new media format or mechanism, that form of media will succeed. He also pointed out <a href="http://www.feedstertv.com/">feedstertv.com</a>, which deals with enclosures on RSS feeds. </p> <p> On the next steps with categories, filtering,&nbsp;automation, etc: "RSS is the web services we've been waiting for, let's make it DO something." </p> <p> The TiVo suggestions metaphor: Letting the machine tell me what I want to watch usually produces garbage. </p> <p> The whole date-based/time-based thing with weblogs is what makes things tough for old stuff. Adding categories, internal or site-restricted search engines. It's a publisher's decision what tools to use to organize information. </p> <p> ---- </p> <p> The focus of the discussion seemed to&nbsp;settle on&nbsp;multimedia blogging, then multimedia content in general,&nbsp;and what that means to the blogging universe. PODcasting and audioblogging is taking the place of drive-time radio content. Radio broadcasting 's future is in question. ReplayRadio is a new service available to time-shift talk radio content. </p> <p> Ultimately the answer to most of the questions that came up seems to be "better tools." </p> <p> Eventually a question was asked about how many people in the audience deal with information overload, and how people deal with the volume. The mix was interesting to see. Some seem to be in a place where their RSS aggregator has consumed their lives. I'm just the opposite - <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx">RSS saves me tons of time every day in my job</a>. For others, it takes up time. Apparently it depends on what you do and how you use it. </p> <p> This was a great session. </p> </li> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,fe8746e0-2490-4f63-86c4-63c33f96601e.aspx AudioBlogging Blogging GnomeDex RSS Stuff
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    Great software announcements today... Nick Bradbury has announced that FeedDemon 1.5 Beta 1 is available.

    Why is this a big deal? There's a great new addition to the mix:

    “Starting with version 1.5, FeedDemon users can create a Bloglines Channel Group from their Bloglines subscriptions. When viewing a Bloglines Channel Group, items you read in Bloglines won't show up in FeedDemon, and items you download in FeedDemon won't show up as unread in Bloglines. It's very easy to synchronize with your Bloglines subscriptions so that FeedDemon reflects feeds you add or remove from Bloglines.”

    Looks like I may need to go back and try BlogLines again. This is what was missing for me - synchronized integration with my feed reader.



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. FeedDemon 1.5 Beta 1 Announced http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,48b2bc99-70b9-4348-89a4-082f18235c68.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/FeedDemon15Beta1Announced.aspx Tue, 28 Sep 2004 16:29:52 GMT <p> Great software announcements today... Nick Bradbury has announced that <a href="http://nick.typepad.com/blog/2004/09/ann_feeddemon_1.html">FeedDemon 1.5 Beta 1 is available</a>. </p> <p> Why is this a big deal? There's a great new addition to the mix: </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>&#8220;Starting with version 1.5, FeedDemon users can create a </em><a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/help/1.0/bloglines"><font color=#0070aa><em>Bloglines Channel Group</em></font></a><em> from their Bloglines subscriptions. When viewing a Bloglines Channel Group, items you read in Bloglines won't show up in FeedDemon, and items you download in FeedDemon won't show up as unread in Bloglines. It's very easy to </em><a href="http://www.bradsoft.com/feeddemon/help/1.0/bloglines/synching.asp"><font color=#0070aa><em>synchronize with your Bloglines subscriptions</em></font></a><em> so that FeedDemon reflects feeds you add or remove from Bloglines.&#8221;</em> </p> </blockquote> <p dir=ltr> Looks like I may need to go back and try BlogLines again. This is what was missing for me - synchronized integration with my feed reader. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,48b2bc99-70b9-4348-89a4-082f18235c68.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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    Addy Santo has updated BlogWave and released the first beta version. He released a pre-beta version back in July, and has since updated the software.

    Say hello to BlogWave Beta 1 - Download and what's new info is available here.

    What is it? what does it do? Answers to your questions ripped straight from Addy's web site:

    Q. What is BlogWave?
    A. BlogWave is an "RSS Generator": a tool which can pull information from a variety of sources and publish it as RSS.  This process is very easy to configure and can be scheduled to run automatically.  For example, using BlogWave you can create an RSS feed from Sharepoint announcements on your company's internal site.  Or you can publish event logs as RSS.  Or even merge multiple sources into one feed (aggregation) and/or publish a feed to multiple destinations (cross posting).

    Q. What content sources does BlogWave support?
    A. BlogWave currently supports the following sources
       • RSS Feeds
       • Google Searches (new)
       • Event Logs
       • WSS Lists and Document Libraries
       • SPS Searches
       • NNTP newsgroups
       • Custom sources can be added through a pluggable architecture and a simple .Net programming interface.

    Q. Which destinations can BlogWave post to?
    A. BlogWave supports the following destinations:
       • .Text based blogs 
       • FTP sites
       • Local or Network URNs
       • Any WebDAV compliant website (such as Sharepoint or WSS)
       • Custom destinations can be added through a pluggable architecture and a simple .Net programming interface.



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. BlogWave updated - beta version released http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,6429bb1d-63d8-4758-b12c-06563ed632f6.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/BlogWaveUpdatedBetaVersionReleased.aspx Tue, 28 Sep 2004 06:48:54 GMT <p> <img style="WIDTH: 314px; HEIGHT: 173px" alt="" hspace=8 src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/content/binary/vb1_sources.jpg" align=right vspace=3 border=0><a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/asanto/"><strong>Addy Santo</strong></a><strong> has updated </strong><a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/asanto/category/6532.aspx"><strong>BlogWave</strong></a><strong> and released the first beta version.</strong> He released a pre-beta version <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a28e7ab9-edf0-4883-a739-ae63b5c1350c.aspx">back in July</a>, and has since updated the software. </p> <p> <strong>Say hello to BlogWave Beta 1 -</strong> Download and what's new info is&nbsp;<a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/asanto/archive/2004/09/26/234512.aspx">available here</a>. </p> <p> <em><strong>What is it? what does it do? Answers to your questions ripped straight from Addy's web site:</strong></em> </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <font face=Arial><strong>Q. What is BlogWave?<br> </strong>A. BlogWave is an "RSS Generator": a tool which can pull information from a variety of sources and publish it as RSS.&nbsp; This process is very easy to configure and can be scheduled to run automatically.&nbsp; For example, using BlogWave you can create an RSS feed from Sharepoint announcements on your company's internal site.&nbsp; Or you can publish event logs as RSS.&nbsp; Or even merge multiple sources into one feed (aggregation) and/or publish a feed to multiple destinations (cross posting).</font> </p> <p dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <font face=Arial><strong>Q. What content sources does BlogWave support?<br> </strong>A. BlogWave currently supports the following sources<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;RSS Feeds<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Google Searches&nbsp;<em><font color=#ff1493>(new)</font></em> <br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Event Logs<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;WSS Lists and Document Libraries<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;SPS Searches<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;NNTP newsgroups<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Custom sources can be added through a pluggable architecture and a simple .Net programming interface. <br> </font> <br> <font face=Arial><strong>Q. Which destinations can BlogWave post to?<br> </strong>A. BlogWave supports the following destinations:<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;.Text based blogs&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;FTP sites<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Local or Network URNs<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Any WebDAV compliant website (such as Sharepoint or WSS)<br> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&#8226;&nbsp;Custom destinations can be added through a pluggable architecture and a simple .Net programming interface.</font> </p> </blockquote> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,6429bb1d-63d8-4758-b12c-06563ed632f6.aspx RSS Stuff SharePoint Tech
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    I subscribe and post updates from my weblog to a site that aggregates Oregon weblogs, called orblogs.com. If you're from the area and/or are interested in the wide variety of opinions and thoughts that make up the blogging community in Oregon, you should check it out.

    It looks like as sometime recently they have a RSS 2.0 XML feed available. It showed up in my referrers this evening. Not sure how I missed that, but it's a welcome addition to the site.

    Yay! Publication dates!!



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. RSS 2.0 on ORBLOGS - Nice :) http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,0fc90736-f6af-413c-b848-22a7f822865f.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/RSS20OnORBLOGSNice.aspx Wed, 08 Sep 2004 07:21:54 GMT <p> I subscribe and post updates from my weblog to a site that aggregates Oregon weblogs, called <a href="http://www.orblogs.com/">orblogs.com</a>. If you're from the area and/or are interested in the wide variety of opinions and thoughts that make up the blogging community in Oregon, you should check it out. </p> <p> It looks like as sometime recently they have a <a href="http://xml.orblogs.com/posts/all/rss2">RSS 2.0 XML feed</a> available. It showed up in my referrers this evening. Not sure how I missed that, but it's a welcome addition to the site. </p> <p> <em>Yay! Publication dates!!</em> </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,0fc90736-f6af-413c-b848-22a7f822865f.aspx Blogging Random Stuff RSS Stuff
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    The other day I wrote an article about how RSS saves me so much time when it comes to work. Interestingly, it's been so heavily traffic'ed I'll have to look at upgrading my account to accommodate the extra bandwidth. But that's just fine, and I have had a few interesting conversations with people the past couple of days as a result. The beauty of the blogging community is that everyone has thoughts, ideas and opinions, and we can share them so effectively.

    Matthew Lanham commented on what I wrote, and made an interesting point:

    “Sounds great - but here's a question: How many corporate information infrastructures out there already have RSS/Atom aggregation as part of the big picture? My bet is that most of them still don't and the RSS driven employee is still using her own aggregator or a centralized system like Bloglines to read those feeds. So what happens to that information once you've read it? Is it piped into the corporate information system to be spread amongst the rest of the company or does it just "disappear"? From a corporate side there is still a lot to be done to bring both worlds together. And the software vendors like Microsoft and IBM need to integrate that functionality (both aggregating and reading) into their line of products before RSS and Atom become corporate mainstream. But it'll happen.”

    He's right - for now there is no real, commercial, out of the box capability for aggregating information found via RSS at the corporate level. That's why we built our own, of sorts.

    We run SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services on our Intranet, and one of our talented developers created in-house web parts that both consume and expose information in RSS. Since then, several others have createdsimilar things.

    The RSS display web parts allow me to create areas on the Intranet where users can see the latest information about any given topic, and the web part is available for any site creator to use, so they can aggregate internal and/or external information/feeds on their Intranet sites, too. The other components allow us to expose any list of information on a SharePoint site as an RSS feed.

    It's only a first step, and Matthew's point is well-taken. We can create it now, each of us putting the work in individually to create something custom, or the big boys can do it for us. The beauty of a company like Microsoft or IBM building it and packaging it (there is a standard to follow, after all) is that they can make a single investment that the rest of us can leverage. That is a value-add proposition, and what I expect from the companies whose software I buy.



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. More on RSS and how it can change the way we work and live http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,cb469e8c-731d-47c0-92c8-d556e94cd1a0.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/MoreOnRSSAndHowItCanChangeTheWayWeWorkAndLive.aspx Sat, 28 Aug 2004 02:23:39 GMT <p> The other day I wrote an <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx">article about how RSS saves me so much time</a> when it comes to work. Interestingly, it's been so heavily traffic'ed I'll have to look at upgrading my account to accommodate the extra bandwidth. But that's just fine, and I have had a few interesting conversations with people the past couple of days as a result. The beauty of the blogging community is that everyone has thoughts, ideas and opinions, and we can share them so effectively. </p> <p> <a href="http://www.silent-penguin.com/archives/001931.html">Matthew Lanham commented on what I wrote</a>, and made an interesting point: </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <em>&#8220;Sounds great - but here's a question: How many corporate information infrastructures out there already have RSS/Atom aggregation as part of the big picture? My bet is that most of them still don't and the RSS driven employee is still using her own aggregator or a centralized system like </em><a href="http://www.bloglines.com/"><em>Bloglines</em></a><em> to read those feeds. So what happens to that information once you've read it? Is it piped into the corporate information system to be spread amongst the rest of the company or does it just "disappear"? From a corporate side there is still a lot to be done to bring both worlds together. And the software vendors like Microsoft and IBM need to integrate that functionality (both aggregating and reading) into their line of products before RSS and Atom become corporate mainstream. But it'll happen.&#8221;</em> </p> </blockquote> <p dir=ltr> He's right - for now there is no real, commercial, out of the box capability for aggregating information found via RSS at the corporate level. That's why we built our own, of sorts. </p> <p dir=ltr> We run SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services on our Intranet, and one of our talented developers created in-house web parts that both consume and expose information in RSS. Since then, <a href="http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&amp;ie=UTF-8&amp;q=sharepoint%2BRSS%2Bwebpart">several others</a> have <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a28e7ab9-edf0-4883-a739-ae63b5c1350c.aspx">created</a> <a href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,1eb38ba4-da0a-42fb-b18f-be63853d7e97.aspx">similar things</a>. </p> <p dir=ltr> The RSS display web parts allow me to create areas on the Intranet where users can see the latest information about any given topic, and the web part is available for any site creator to use, so they can aggregate internal and/or external information/feeds on their Intranet sites, too. The other components allow us to expose any list of information on a SharePoint site as an RSS feed. </p> <p dir=ltr> It's only a first step, and <a href="http://www.silent-penguin.com/archives/001931.html">Matthew's point</a> is well-taken. We can create it now, each of us putting the work in individually to create something custom, or the big boys can do it for us. The beauty of a company like Microsoft or IBM building it and packaging it (there <em>is</em> a standard to follow, after all) is that they can make a single investment that the rest of us can leverage. <em>That</em> is a value-add proposition, and what I expect from the companies whose software I buy. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,cb469e8c-731d-47c0-92c8-d556e94cd1a0.aspx RSS Stuff SharePoint Tech
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    The one about how using RSS opens up information to me in a way that is so reliable I could only do it this way manually if there were two of me...

    Okay, so maybe it's a little exaggerated. But seriously, I read an incredible amount of information these days. So much more than I ever did, and a lot of it on the Internet. Not only that, but I get the information I need (or want) so fast now that I can practically always act faster than most people when news breaks. Research that used to take hours and hours of searching and browsing now takes just minutes. I'm consuming much, much more information and doing so in much, much less time. What I can accomplish today in the information gathering department would have taken two of me just a year or so ago, before I found the real beauty of RSS.

    I use RSS feeds for practically everything now. Rarely do I browse to a web site these days as my first method of gathering my daily doses of information. The data comes to me, based on my subscriptions. I know what I need, and I use the tools to get it. I find information sources just once, and then let the tools take care of the rest. I update my information world in real time, using tools like FeedDemon to do the dirty work for me. I focus on consuming, and the rest is practically magic.

    RSS has made me a more productive, and therefore (in theory ;-)) more valuable employee where I work. A huge part of my job is staying up to date with the latest technology, trends and issues. I subscribe to a couple hundred feeds that I review several times daily, some of which are aggregated feeds or feeds that are the result of a search of thousands of blogs and other sources for certain keywords or subjects. Then there's the couple hundred others that I review periodically, both work-related and otherwise.

    When news breaks, when someone writes a new article that I might care about, when new security patches or alerts are released, when Woot! posts their latest great deal for cheap geeks on the web, it all comes straight to me.

    In a nutshell, RSS has enabled me to work (and play) on the 'net in a way that would not be practical (or even possible) without the technology.



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. My RSS reader saves me about 300 hours a week http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/MyRSSReaderSavesMeAbout300HoursAWeek.aspx Tue, 24 Aug 2004 05:54:56 GMT <p> <em>The one about how using RSS opens up information to me in a way that is so reliable I could only do it this way manually if there were two of me...</em> </p> <p> Okay, so maybe it's a little exaggerated. But seriously, I read an <em>incredible</em> amount of information these days. So much more than I ever did, and a lot of it on the Internet. Not only that, but I get the information I need (or want) so fast now that I can practically always act faster than most people when news breaks. Research that used to take hours and hours of searching and browsing now takes just minutes. I'm consuming much, much more information and doing so in much, much less time. What I can accomplish today in the information gathering department&nbsp;would have taken two of me just a year or so ago, before I found the real beauty of RSS. </p> <p> I use RSS feeds for practically <em>everything</em> now. Rarely do I browse to a web site these days as my first method of gathering my daily doses of information. The data comes to me, based on my subscriptions. I know what I need, and I use the tools to get it. I find information sources just once, and then let the tools take care of the rest. I update my information world in real time, using tools like&nbsp;<a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a> to do the dirty work for me. I focus on consuming, and the rest is practically magic. </p> <p> RSS has made me a more productive, and therefore (in theory ;-)) more valuable employee where I work. A huge part of my job is staying up to date with the latest technology, trends and issues. I subscribe to a couple hundred feeds that I review several times daily, some of which are aggregated feeds or feeds that are the result of a search of thousands of blogs and other sources for certain keywords or subjects. Then there's the couple hundred others that I review periodically, both work-related and otherwise. </p> <p> When news breaks, when someone writes a new article that I might care about, when new security patches or alerts are released, when <a href="http://www.woot.com/">Woot!</a>&nbsp;posts their latest great deal for cheap geeks&nbsp;on the web, it all comes straight to me. </p> <p> In a nutshell, RSS&nbsp;has enabled me to work (and play) on the 'net in a way that would not be practical (or even&nbsp;possible) without the technology. </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,d06d2c0b-b822-4576-84d2-a9a4f36e1ae9.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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    As a professional geek, I am often tasked with explaining RSS (which these days stands for Really Simple Syndication) to people who are either not familiar with the technology or are non-technical by nature. Typically the explanation includes some form of answer to some common questions, such as "What is it and how does it work?" combined with "What is XML?" and "Why do people use it, and why should I care?"

    It's always nice to explain RSS in person (and it's much easier), but that's not always possible. For example, trying to explain RSS in an instant messenger session(which I did the other evening) can be pretty difficult. So, there are times when it's nice to have an online resource to point people to.

    So, with no further delay, here is a very good, clear and simple explanation of What RSS is, what it does, how it works and pretty much anything else someone might want to know in terms of consuming RSS feeds, all explained in plain English for the common-folk:

    Using RSS feeds is so simple that literally anyone can do it, with just a little knowledge. If you want to consume my RSS feed, just look for the XML button marked RSS in the "Syndication" section of the side-bar (RSS 2.0) and click on it - you'll then see the raw XML RSS feed in your browser window. Don't be scared by the gobbledy-gook: The URL (web browser address) is all your RSS reader program will need to be able to use the feed from this web site.

    If you have not yet found the world of RSS, download a RSS reader (to start try RSS Bandit for a free one, or FeedDemon for an inexpensive but very nice commercial RSS client), sign up for my feed (RSS 2.0) to see what it looks like, and then start looking for the RSS buttons on your favorite blogs and web sites. You will quickly find that you have been missing out on a revolutionary capability and information source, and that it's much easier than you think.

    And if all else fails, send me an email and I'll be glad to explain - Send mail to the author(s)  ;-)



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. What is RSS? A basic tutorial for normal people http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,6689d553-a1f9-4acc-9cf2-94bebfd0f6c1.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/WhatIsRSSABasicTutorialForNormalPeople.aspx Tue, 24 Aug 2004 03:40:15 GMT <p> As a professional geek, I am often tasked with explaining RSS (which these days stands for Really Simple Syndication)&nbsp;to people who are either not familiar with the technology&nbsp;or are non-technical by nature. Typically the explanation includes some form of answer to some common questions, such as&nbsp;"What is it&nbsp;and how does it work?" combined with "What is XML?" and "Why do&nbsp;people use it, and why should I care?" </p> <p> It's always nice to explain RSS in person (and it's much easier), but that's not always possible. For example, trying to explain RSS in an instant messenger session(which I did the other evening) can be pretty difficult. So, there are times when it's nice to have an online resource to point people to. </p> <p> So, with no further delay, here is a very good, clear and simple explanation of What RSS is, what it does, how it works and pretty much anything else someone might want to know in terms of consuming RSS feeds, all explained in plain English for the common-folk: </p> <ul> <li> <strong><a href="http://rss.softwaregarden.com/aboutrss.html">What is RSS? A basic tutorial introduction to RSS feeds and aggregators for non-technical people from Software Garden, Inc.</a></strong> </li> </ul> <p> Using RSS feeds is so simple that literally anyone can do it, with just a little knowledge. If you want to consume my RSS feed, just look for the XML button marked RSS in the "Syndication" section of the side-bar&nbsp;(<a class=rssLinkStyle href="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/SyndicationService.asmx/GetRss"><img class=rssLinkImageStyle title="RSS 2.0" alt="RSS 2.0" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border=0></a>) and click on it - you'll then see the raw XML RSS feed in your browser window. Don't be scared by the gobbledy-gook:&nbsp;The URL (web browser address) is all your RSS reader program will need to be able to use the feed from this web site. </p> <p> If you have not yet found the world of RSS, download a RSS reader (to start try <a href="http://www.rssbandit.org/">RSS Bandit</a> for a free one, or <a href="http://www.feeddemon.com/">FeedDemon</a> for an inexpensive but very nice&nbsp;commercial RSS client), sign up for my feed (<img class=rssLinkImageStyle title="RSS 2.0" alt="RSS 2.0" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/rssButton.gif" border=0>)&nbsp;to see what it looks like, and then start looking for the RSS buttons on your favorite blogs and web sites. You will quickly find that you have been missing out on a revolutionary capability and information source, and that it's much easier than you think. </p> <p> And if all else fails, send me an email and I'll be glad to explain - <a class=mailToStyle href="javascript:var e1='%67r%65&amp;#103hug%68e%73&amp;#46%6e%65t',e2='mailto: ', e3='%67r%65&amp;#103';var e0=e2+e3+'%40'+e1+'?Subject=Comments on: greg hughes - dot - net';(window.location?window.location.replace(e0):document.write(e0));"><img class=mailToImageStyle title="Send mail to the author(s)" alt="Send mail to the author(s)" src="http://www.greghughes.net/rant/images/mailTo.gif" border=0></a>&nbsp; ;-) </p> <br /> <hr /> <font size="1">greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">Creative Commons License</a>.</font> http://www.greghughes.net/rant/CommentView,guid,6689d553-a1f9-4acc-9cf2-94bebfd0f6c1.aspx RSS Stuff Tech
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    MSDN now has RSS feeds for Microsoft webcasts, listing any upcoming online sessions for you to consume and attend. MSDN webcasts are a great way to learn valuable information for free.Also listed in the feeds are TechNet, Security, Office System, and MBS webcasts.

    So, whether you're a developer, IT engineer, systems person, or help desk guru, there's always something for you here - In fact, there's almost certainly several somethings at any given point in time.

    From the listing site:

    We've made our webcasts available as a RSS feed on this blog site. Every month we'll post the upcoming month's webcasts here for MSDN, MSDN Architecture Webcasts including patterns & practices live! webcasts , TechNet, Security, Office Systems, and Microsoft Business Solutions webcasts . Here they are below.

    (found thanks to Scoble )



    greghughes.net weblog - copyright 2009 - licensed under a Creative Commons License. RSS Feed for MSDN Webcasts http://www.greghughes.net/rant/PermaLink,guid,a1a3d788-1fc7-47ef-9418-558cdd5cbb29.aspx http://www.greghughes.net/rant/RSSFeedForMSDNWebcasts.aspx Sun, 01 Aug 2004 00:59:44 GMT <p> MSDN now has <a href="http://weblogs.asp.net/msdnwebcasts/archive/2004/08/01/202977.aspx">RSS feeds for Microsoft webcasts</a>, listing any upcoming online sessions for you to consume and attend. MSDN webcasts are a great way to learn valuable information for free.Also listed in the feeds are TechNet, Security, Office System, and MBS webcasts. </p> <p> So, whether you're a developer, IT engineer, systems person, or help desk guru, there's always something for you here -&nbsp;In fact, there's almost certainly <em>several</em> somethings at any given point in time. </p> <p> From the listing site: </p> <blockquote dir=ltr style="MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px"> <p> <font size=2><em>We've made our </em><a title=webcasts href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/webcasts" target=_blank><em>webcasts</em></a><em> available as a RSS feed on this blog site. Every month we'll post the upcoming month's </em><a title=webcasts href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/webcasts" target=_blank><em>webcasts</em></a><em> here for MSDN, MSDN Architecture Webcasts including patterns &amp; practices&nbsp;live! </em><a title=webcasts href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/webcasts" target=_blank><em>webcasts</em></a><em>, TechNet, Security, Office Systems, and Microsoft Business Solutions </em><a title=webcasts href="http://msdn.microsoft.com/webcasts" target=_blank><em>webcasts</em></a><em>. Here they are below.</em></font> </p> <ul> <li> <font size=2><a id=SingleColumn1_Categories_CatList__ctl2_LinkList__ctl8_Link href="http://weblogs.asp.net/msdnwebcasts/category/6100.aspx"><font color=#0000ff><em>Upcoming MSDN Webcasts </em></font></a><a id=SingleColumn1_Categories_CatList__ctl2_LinkList__ctl8_RssLink title="Subscribe to Upcoming MSDN Webcasts " href="http://weblogs.asp.net/msdnwebcasts/category/6100.aspx/rss"><em>(rss)</em></a><em> </em></font> <li> <a id=SingleColumn1_Categories_CatList__ctl2_LinkList__ctl7_Link href="http://weblogs.asp.net/msdnwebcasts/category/6199.aspx"><font size=2><em>Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts</em></font></a><font size=2><em> </em></font><a id=SingleColumn1_Categories_CatList__ctl2_LinkList__ctl7_RssLink title="Subscribe to Upcoming MSDN Architecture Webcasts" href="http://weblogs.asp.net/msdnwebcasts/category/6199.aspx/rss"><font size=2><em>(rss)</em></font></a><font size=2><em> </em></font> <li> <a 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