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CNet RSS Video

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RSS: feel the need for feeds? Flash Video Tutorial from CNet

Rafe Needleman, editor for CNET.com Business Buying Advice, explains how RSS feeds give you the news you need, when and where you want it. Watch as he helps you stay informed with more news from more sources than you could ever possibly read.

Via: Common Craft

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September 29th, 2004 at 9:45 pm

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Weblog scalability and automation

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Weblog scalability and automation from Auricle

As editor of Auricle you would expect me to be quite a fan of blogs, and I am; but their personal publishing heritage tends to get the in the way of scaling up their widespread use in education. For example, what if an article has multiple authors? What if we want every student and faculty member to have a blog (x,000s) automatically. What if the author want to choose who can view his/her articles, e.g. friends, project groups, tutors? Using these criteria most blog engines fall at the first hurdle. Why?

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September 29th, 2004 at 9:44 pm

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Bloglines Tackles RSS Bandwidth Issue

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Bloglines Tackles RSS Bandwidth Issue By Matt Hicks at eWEEK.com

Bloglines announced on Tuesday that it has expanded its Web services program so that news readers can connect to its free online service for searching and subscribing to RSS (Really Simple Syndication) and Atom feeds.

It has signed up three desktop applications: FeedDemon, NetNewsWire and blogbot. The news readers plan to connect to Bloglines through a set of open APIs and Web services.

Bloglines, which started in June 2003 under the umbrella of technology incubator Trustic Inc., aggregates RSS and Atom feed subscriptions from its users, then checks once an hour for an updated feed from a publisher, said Mark Fletcher, CEO of the Redwood City, Calif., company.

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September 29th, 2004 at 9:43 pm

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Developing Community

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Developing Community from Whitespace

Developing traffic for your site is one thing, but developing a community is an even harder task. With traffic you can follow a formula that will eventually get you results, but building a community around your site (non-forums) can be a difficult challenge. Here is what I have learned about community and my sites.

Via: UI Designer

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September 29th, 2004 at 9:43 pm

SimLearning

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Simulations and the Future of Learning from Slashdot

Simulations and the Future of Learning chronicles the attempt by one company — convinced that the business e-Learning establishment has squandered its potential to build a ‘leadership simulator’ — to actually create such a thing, and by doing so prove that simulation is a better educational tool than straight linear regurgitation. The sheer chutzpah of trying to simulate ‘Leadership’ may stagger you, ‘but it means there’s plenty of room for interest here. While not quite comparable to The Soul of a New Machine, as a breathless blurb suggests, it is a highly interesting read.

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September 29th, 2004 at 9:42 pm