I have for a while tried to create a personal feed of stuff I put on the
internet, in the hope that someone might be interested. Historically this has
been a planet but I now have a FriendFeed account. I am considering
aggregating my bookmarks from del.icio.us into the feed and wonder what my correspondents,
that's you that is, think. The reason I worry is that I issue a lot of bookmarks.
The current feed is at
My Planet, (hover
over the link for a preview). It has been implemented using an old version of
planet planet, and so is available in RSS, ATOM and HTML (?). However it has a
couple of problems (see below). One of my facebook correspondents pointed me at
FriendFeed. Prior to finding this,
Richard Morgan pointed me at
below). One of the things that makes friendfeed so useful is that it has a
generic feed service, so if their specific services, and they have a lot, don't
suit then you can use the generic service, which is how I subscribe this
blog, and my
bliki to the friendfeed.
One neat gadget they offer is a weblog widget, which looks like this...
I am currently post into the feed from my blog, my
bliki blog, my google reader
shares, my flickr and my twitter. The Flickr subscription consumes both my
photostream and favourites.
The ones I have syndicated at planet/davelevy and not yet syndicated on
friend feed include my bookmarks at delicious.com, which is the nearest thing I
have to a microblog. You have to work at it and it tells you what I'm reading
on the internet i.e. what I am thinking about not what I am doing. I also syndicate
my digg posts at my planet and I have displayed the digg stories on the full article page.
The final feed consumed at
my planet is my
slynkr posts. I have decided to stop using this. See Au revoir Slynkr, below.
This leaves my plazes feed as unforwarded. Since I use the plazer, each time
I move computer or network, it generates a new plaze. This can lead to many
entries for the same place on a single day. I expect that people want to track
location, and most importantly timezone, not my connections. The plazes feed
needs a filter to restrict the feed to first of day and change of location and
I have considered using planet or venus to do this.
The one feed that I think would add to the Friendfeed is my bookmarks. On
some days, when researching something I may write number of bookmarks in quite
short periods. Is this a burden to my correspondents?
When done, I can pump friend feed back through planet for any legacy users.
Perhaps I should check its actually used by anyone other than me.
Use the [Read More] button for more on my usage of Twitter, Digg and Planet.
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