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Tips for increasing productivity in blog reading

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How to get the most of your blog reading from To-Done

  1. Group your feeds by order of importance.
  2. Set aside a time (or times) during your day to read.
  3. Use “mark all as read” liberally.
  4. Weed your reading list on a regular basis.
  5. Set your newsreader to check only a few times a day.
  6. Make use of services like, Digg and Technorati to find those diamonds in the rough.
  7. Slow down and read.
  8. Ditch a few link blogs.
  9. ..if you read lots of blogs in the same space [you are] unlikely to miss anything you really should be reading.
  10. Understand that a day not paying attention to blogs is a day you can spend doing something productive. They’ll be there when you get back.

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July 28th, 2005 at 6:25 am

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Five reasons people don’t tell what they know

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From Destination KM by Carol Kinsey Goman – Five reasons people don’t tell what they know

Companies waste billions when employees and managers don’t share their knowledge. But change means understanding why they don’t share.

  1. People believe that knowledge is power
  2. People are insecure about the value of their knowledge
  3. People don’t trust each other
  4. Employees are afraid of negative consequences
  5. People work for other people who don’t tell what they know

Via: Cutting Through

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July 28th, 2005 at 6:10 am

Let’s Jyve

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Jyve – Get personalized Jyve Web Tools here to integrate advanced Skype functions to your blog, website, or online community group. Just enter your Skype user name in the box below, then scroll down the page to find customized HTML code to install buttons on your site that display your presence and link to your Skype phone line.

This new Skype plug-in allows quite a few interesting things including the ability to:

  1. display your Skype status on any Web page,
    Here goes mine –

  2. provide pre-customized auto-responding messages to those who ring you or text chat you while you are busy in another Skype call
  3. activate a call forwarding facility that can make your mobile or landline ring you when you can answer important Skype calls
  4. co-browse web pages in synch with any Skype contact through a custom dedicated browser.

Via : Robin Good

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July 20th, 2005 at 4:37 pm

Picking the Best Online RSS Reader

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Picking the Best Online RSS Reader by Brian Livingston via : Knowledge Jolt with Jack

Comparative analysis of top 3 online blog reader Bloglines, My Yahoo and NewsGator Online. These were the three most popular web-based readers from his article last week. The review focused on their unique features, and gave NewsGator the best overall ranking for its unique features and significant integration with multiple ways to synchronize with the reading data. (Other readers have the synchronization capability, but NewsGator seems to have the most extensive collection of this.).
Specially after acquiring of FeedDemon (along with Feedstation for Podcasts) the Newsgator is indeed ahead in the group. I am enjoying the synchronization option of my FeedDemon with NewsGator online.

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July 15th, 2005 at 10:00 am

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Learning Object : Reloaded

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Use and Abuse of Reusable Learning Objects by Pithamber R. Polsani Learning Technology Center, University of Arizona, USA.


The term Learning Object, first popularized by Wayne Hodgins in 1994 when he named the CedMA working group “Learning Architectures, APIs and Learning Objects”, has become the Holy Grail of content creation and aggregation in the computer-mediated learning field. The terms Learning Objects (LOs) and Reusable Learning Objects are frequently employed in uncritical ways, thereby reducing them to mere slogans. The serious lack of conceptual clarity and reflection is evident in the multitude of definitions and uses of LOs. The objectives of this paper are to assess current definitions of the term Learning Object, to articulate the foundational principles for developing a concept of LOs, and to provide a methodology and broad set of guidelines for creating LOs.

Via: Online Learning Update

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July 15th, 2005 at 9:48 am