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Archive for October, 2005

MU Blog tool review

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Multi user blog tools – overall ratings and reviews by James Farmer
James reviewed 6 most popular multi-user blog tools, and posted a roundup with brief comments on each and links to his more detailed reviews (with ’star’ feature too!)

Written by anol

October 27th, 2005 at 7:22 am

Posted in Social Media

The Top 10 Blog Design Mistakes

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Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes by Jakob Nielsen. Well I almost agree with all of them. To quote :

Weblogs are often too internally focused and ignore key usability issues, making it hard for new readers to understand the site and trust the author.

  • No Author Biographies
  • No Author Photo
  • Nondescript Posting Titles
  • Links Don’t Say Where They Go
  • Classic Hits are Buried
  • The Calendar is the Only Navigation
  • Irregular Publishing Frequency
  • Mixing Topics
  • Forgetting That You Write for Your Future Boss
  • Having a Domain Name Owned by a Weblog Service

Written by anol

October 24th, 2005 at 10:57 am

Posted in Social Media

Web 2.0 eHub, Writeboard etc.

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George Siemens pointed out eHub, a comprehensive list of Web 2.0 apllications and tools.

eHub is a constantly updated list of web applications, services, resources, blogs or sites with a focus on next generation web (web 2.0), social software, blogging, Ajax, Ruby on Rails, location mapping, open source, folksonomy, design and digital media sharing.

Top of the list there is
Writeboard
somehow similar to Writely, but with version management and version comparison / auditing feature [Sam pointed out Writely also have the similar functionalities. Thanks Sam]. Cool!

[Upadated] Soon I need to take a closer look at these 2 apps and write a post.

Written by anol

October 3rd, 2005 at 9:52 am

Podcasting : Knowledge Sharing & Learning (reloaded)

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Denham Grey visited my link-post on Podcast : new medium for learning and left a comment :

Wondering how podcasts become interactive? Seems they are one-way mini broadcasts.

Totally agree! This is the problem you face when you depend heavily on linking to other peoples work instead of creation something original. Part of a article/post you agree on and blog it – the rest, which you might not agree with, comes along. My apologies.

At the same time Denham pointed out Tom Davenport’s thoughts on KM [MP3] and also articulated

Podcasting and audio files IMO offer value in these areas:

  • Audio FAQs
  • Conference reports
  • Audio bite solutions to common problems for resolving issues ‘on the go’
  • Awareness and industry news when multi-tasking or on the commute
  • Self-learning and serial programs on specialized topics

Check out his graphical representation of information / knowledge flow through podcast.

Written by anol

October 3rd, 2005 at 9:08 am