RSS and the Browser As Social Network

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

RSS was essentially disappeared because there wasn't a good business model for commercialization. But they lose this advantage if they support RSS. That's why, for example, when Google was trying to build the audience for Google+, it discontinued its RSS reader.

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RSS Changeover Day Experiences

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Well, I''ve done my duty and saved my Google RSS data, and now I''m looking for a new reader. Digg RSS Reader - [link] This is I think the one with the most promise on Day One. RSS is great for personalized links, not content factories, but Digg doesn''t even attempt recommendations. The Old Reader - [link] One of the first replacement RSS readers off the mark. Though of course the ongoing attack against RSS by Google, Twitter and Facebook continues apace

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RSS Behaviour Redefined: Rhizophilous Social Sources

Dan Pontefract

RSS ( known as Really Simple Syndication or occasionally as Rich Site Summary and RDF Site Summary ) is defined by PC Magazine as follows: A syndication format that was developed by Netscape in 1999 and became very popular for aggregating updates to blogs and news sites. Although I’m not advocating to actually change the RSS definition, perhaps it’s time we viewed it as more than syndication of content. Another way to view RSS is as a collaborative behaviour.

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Easy RSS

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

RSS is ridiculously easy to create. Here's a Perl script that will create an RSS feed from a tab separated document. It should be available to everyone, without the need for a specialized blogging application.

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Government mandates stimulus outlays be RSS’ed

David Weinberger

Aaron Swartz reports that the stimulus bill requires that government agencies use RSS to report on the stimulus money they disperse, so that those who are interested can get automatically updated. Tags: rss stimulus e-gov egovernment egov transparency obama everything_is_miscellaneous metadata

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Change Your RSS Feed?

Tony Karrer

A while ago, I created a feedburner feed for this blog so I could add lots of stuff to the feed - most importantly I publish a daily summary of my new links. It appears that most people still point to my Blogspot feed. I would suggest that readers of this blog might want to change over to the FeedBurner feed to get this added functionality: [link

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Aide RSS Filtering Tool

Tony Karrer

AideRSS looks at a variety of sources of information including comments, technorati, bloglines, icerocket and to determine what posts are generating the most interest. It provides a widget that allows you to show your top posts for month or year. You can see what it thinks are mine in the right column of the blog. I've been creating similar information manually for a while, so it's nice to have an automated support for it.

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RSS Javascript Risk?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Are there in fact any examples of computers being compromised by Javascript in RSS feeds? This is silly. Moreover, is there any evidents that this is a danger that is distinct from, or over and above, the use of Javascript on web pages generally? Reading this makes me wonder why the author I writing it. It is not a genuine cautionary note, because there is no specific danger. Therefore, I believe the point of the article is to criticize or attack Javascript. I wonder why.

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Attention RSS Readers: Update Your Subscription!

Beth Kanter

Do you read Beth’s Blog in an RSS Reader? As part of my blog redesign, I’ve moved my RSS Feed to: [link] and changed my RSS host. You’re still getting my content because I haven’t shut down my old account which I will do next month. So, take this opportunity to click here so you’ll always have my feed no matter where I host it!

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Introduction to Wikis, Blogs, Social Bookmarking, Social Networking and RSS

Tony Karrer

Social Bookmarking Social Networking Wikis RSSAs background for an upcoming presentation, I wanted to create a page that provides background resources that explain various eLearning 2.0 tools. I immediately thought of the Common Craft videos. I've embedded them below. Are there other good introductory resources? How about for blogs?

Will Blogs, Wikis, RSS, Mashups be Used in Corporate eLearning?

Tony Karrer

In this post, Dave unfortunately lumps together blogs, wikis, mashups, rss feed together (probably because eLearning 2.0 RSS and Blogs have much slower adoption. I saw another post from Dave Boggs, Has The Blogging Trend Begun To Fade, Even Before It Ever Got Started In Corporate Training / e-Learning Environments? and web 2.0 often lump them together).

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The Father of All Business Models

Doc Searls

One of the most widespread of those, thanks to Dave, is RSS — Really Simple Syndication. Look up RSS on Google. Much of that huge number owes to RSS’s nature as essential builing material for the Web that anybody can use, easily. RSS is easy to make yours , personally, as your tool. What’s already there, like RSS and its relatives, that we can put to use? First, read Dave ’s The Mother of all Business Models.

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Internet Time Blog » Photos of 2008

Jay Cross

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Internet Time Blog » Looking for patterns in clouds

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog » Map to the Internet Time Ecosystem

Jay Cross

Internet Time Blog » Different ways of looking at it

Jay Cross

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Open Learning MOOC Test Post

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

testing with a lable, because RSS won't work without it. openlearninghub

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Internet Time Blog » Make cards, signs, graphics

Jay Cross

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Harold Jarche » Moving from Furl to

Harold Jarche

What Does it Mean to Enrol in a Course?

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Thing of your PLE as similar to your email client, or your RSS reader. If your desktop crashes you lose all your RSS feeds. Cloud providers usually charge money and RSS itself becomes a platform, and subject to some of the same problems as LMSs.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

Mark Oehlert

NewsGator RSS products now free: No really. e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Arrgghh!!! Re-installing Zone Alarm AV on my other machine.AGAIN! Main | Great Quote from Interview with Raph Koster » February 04, 2008 Catch Up Post: Virtual Worlds Saving Lives, Experience Design and an RFI for an MMO for NASA (acronym attack!)

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How It Could Work

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Such a student would have their own RSS reader, and could receive the feed information as part of the process of enrolling for the course. I put the RSS feed into the feed reader and unsurprisingly had the book's contents available for reading: Now it wasn't seamless.

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e-Clippings (Learning As Art): My Definition of Collaboration.

Mark Oehlert

I just thought of this because I saw some posts in the ole RSS reader tonight talking about "collaboration." e-Clippings (Learning As Art) Home Archives Subscribe About My Social Networks « Cool Tool Alert: Online FLV Converter | Main | Optimal Length of Copyright Term Solved: Now Watch the RIAA, MPAA, Disney, et al Squirm as they confront real numbers » July 22, 2007 My Definition of stolen from Ryan Freitas.

Moving my blog

Euen Semple

Those of you who subscribe by RSS or email might like to resubscribe using the links at the new location. Although [link] will continue to be my business site I am moving my blog to its own new domain at [link]. I certainly hope so! I will do another reminder post in a few weeks

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Feedback to Feedly

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Just a quite note I sent to Feedly about it's AI tool Leo and my OLDaily workflow. I've been a Feedly Pro user for many years and moved to Pro+ for the AI and Twitter support. I have two major comments: - first, it's too expensive.

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Examples of eLearning 2.0

Clark Quinn

During my presentation last Thursday that was an introduction to eLearning 2.0 as part of an online event for the eLearningGuild, I mentioned a few common ways that I've seen eLearning 2.0

Designing E-Learning 3.0 in gRSShopper - 9

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The RSS Feed The course isn't truly distributed until it has an RSS feed. We'll use the course newsletter as our RSS feed, except we'll publish the output in rss2 format instead of HTML. So, exactly as before, we'll build the RSS page in the page Editor. Dates in RSS need to be RFC 822, so I use date format=rfc822 - I've included keywords for both posts and media, so I can include the videos as links in the RSS feed.

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no more email subscriptions

Harold Jarche

I would strongly suggest using a Feed Reader or RSS aggregator to manage your subscriptions. RSS has been around for a long time but the platform capitalists do not want you to use it as they cannot track you as easily as staying in their app or on their website. Put it to ‘the man’ in Silicon Valley and start using RSS instead! There are several ways to subscribe to this blog and I have just removed two: Feedburner (Google), and Webfish.

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Learning Analytics & Knowledge: Draft Syllabus

George Siemens

The Learning Analytics course begins January 10 (sign up by joining this group: [link] …or if you prefer not to use a google account, track posts via RSS). Numerous open courses are kicking off in 2011. I’m involved in two: Learning and Knowledge Analytics (LAK11) and the third iteration of Connectivism and Connective Knowledge (CCK11 – with Stephen Downes). I’ve posted the draft syllabus of LAK11 here.

My Top Personal Learning Tools 2020

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Feedly - yes, I've written my own RSS reader, but who wants the overhead of all that data being input, sorted, stored, etc? I also send my newsletter using email, using MailChimp , which I've set up to automatically formal and mail my RSS feed.

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Working in the Facebook salt mine

Euen Semple

But given the fact that most people don't use RSS and following blogs isn't as straightforward as it might be, and the fact that I currently get the best responses and conversations on Facebook, I will continue to repost my blog posts there. I blog because I enjoy blogging. I have been doing it for so long that I can safely assume that I will always blog. I often think of just blogging on my blog and pulling out of the various social media platforms.

Buzzword: Micro-learning


Picking up a couple of recent blog posts or videos from my RSS reader whilst eating lunch. RSS is a great example of this. For many years, my RSS reader, and the feeds that I subscribe to, have been my primary mechanism for keeping up with developments across the L&D and Technology industries. RSS, itself, is a standardized XML format – with containers for things like Title, Description, Author, Date published etc.

The perils of "easier"

Euen Semple

I am preparing for a webinar tomorrow in which I hope to explain RSS to the participants. It used to be easy. You had feeds, you had aggregators, the principles seemed clear. Now it has all got muddy with things like and Flipboard "making things easier". But they are not easier, they are more managed. In the attempt to make things easier they have changed the nature of the thing you are trying to do. This happens all the time.

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2013_06_08 link pile

Doc Searls

It’s about RSS and Digg, actually. When digital marketing gets too creepy , by Michael Schrage in HBR. Why Google Reader died and why mobile and social news is replacing it, by Michael Mayday in iTechNews. We are shocked, shocked…, by David Simon (yes, that David Simon). Big Data! No Signal! , by T.Rob.

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LinkedIn for Finding Expertise

Clark Quinn

FYI - the Jing object does not appear in the RSS feed. As part of the Web 2.0 for Learning Professionals , I've created a couple of screen casts showing very quickly how I use LinkedIn to find expertise. This is my first time using Jing. Let me know what you think. Whoops, I clicked too fast on publish - I will try to get additional screen casts posted soon. By the way, I'm still looking for a free tool that will let me do this with someone else online at the same time.

#C2Xmas Day 2: Samuel Pepys Diary

Jane Hart

You can receive daily diary entries by email, RSS and/or follow it on Twitter. Day 2 of my Countdown to Xmas #C2Xmas continues here. Samuel Pepys lived in London in the 17th century and is most famous for the diary he kept for a decade as a young man which is considered to be one of the most important sources about the English Restoration period. THE DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS.

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top tools 2020

Harold Jarche

4: Feedly : My feed reader, or aggregator, to keep track of blogs and news sites via RSS. Every year, Jane Hart asks, “What are the most popular, useful, valuable, digital tools for learning?”

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Tools Used

Clark Quinn

Interestingly RSS readership for "weekly" only adds up to 41%. There's clearly a gap here around the use of RSS readers. Keywords: Podcasts, Twitter, Slideshare, Flickr, MySpace, LinkedIn, Facebook, Wiki, RSS, RSS Reader, Wikipedia, delicious,, blogs I've been working with Steve Wexler and the eLearningGuild on the eLearning 2.0 survey and report. Some interesting data points are coming out of the study. Right now there are more than 1000 respondents.

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Blog Post: Upcoming Knowledge Events

David Gurteen

You will find a full list on my website where you can also subscribe to both regional e-mail alerts and RSS feeds which will keep you informed of new and upcoming events. By David Gurteen. Here are some of the major KM events taking place around the world in the coming months and ones in which I am actively involved. G-LINK Summit 2017. 04 - 06 Oct 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. World Values Virtual Knowledge Café Tue 10 Oct 2017, Online.

My Top 5 iOS Apps of the Week – Week #2

Luis Suarez

It’s happening to me, for instance, with apps around photography, RSS news feed readers, blogging, podcasting, note taking, drawing / sketching, mindmapping, web browsing, maps / traveling, etc. Feedly : Yes, 2016 and I still read RSS news feeds. Still, at the moment, for online RSS news feed reading, Feedly does it for me. . Pocket : You could say that Pocket is also a fancy RSS news feed reader and I would probably have to agree with you on that one.

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90% of everything is crap

Harold Jarche

I do use Feedly as my feed reader and subscribe to my own site, so I can ensure that the RSS feed is working. Currently, I have written 3,170 posts on this blog. I don’t have any surveillance technologies (analytics) here, so I don’t know how many people read my work, or how much they like it. Feedly also gives me an idea of how popular a post is. The number represents some algorithm based on how much more popular a post is than the average one.

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A Personal Learning Platform

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The first word-based versions of OL daily started in 1998, that's when the RSS was available and I started it as an email newsletter in 2001. This is an unedited auto-generated transcript from my talk today to Creative Commons Lightning Talks.

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Training Specialist

Clark Quinn

Here's what he said: I just don't get why folks are trying to lump in wikis, blogs, rss, etc. RSS, Blog, Wikis, etc. But when you come out and essentially say that there's nothing that interesting about Wikis, Blogs and RSS when it comes to learning or Learning. Saw a post by Matthew Franz - where he tells us - I don't get e-learning 2.0 - and it made me wonder if Franz is a training specialist - who's not looking at more than training as a model for learning.