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November, 2005

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    Using OPML 101 - Screencast

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    As you might have noticed, I'm getting all excited about OPML , so I've created this OPML 101 screencast (Flash movie). The screencast is meant to be an introduction to OPML (what it is) and then goes into a number of different uses and applications...
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    Google Base live: I've uploaded RSS and OPML files

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    Ok, it is live now. I just uploaded an opml file into Google Base. I wonder what will happen. It'll take an hour to get published. This is part of the Base bulk upload functionality that allows you to upload XML: RSS 2.0 , RSS 1.0 , Atom 0.3 .....
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    OPML and the road to Attention data: Progress

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    Steve Gillmor informs us of Dave Winer's OPML namepace news: "Basically, I think OPML should have a way to include elements from other namespaces, much as RSS 2.0 does. Developers should, whenever possible, use capabilities that are already in use...
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    Hacking Memeorandum 101 - the screencast

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    It worked . I've now created screencast- Hacking Memeorandum 101 trying to explain what is going on with this Hacking Memerorendum business . Btw, two new posts out there since Tara's and mine. (more updates at the bottom of this post) The first...
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    Hypertext and the next 15 years

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    In case you missed it, 15 years ago today : "It was only in 1990, on November 13, that Tim Berners-Lee, the British-born scientist widely credited with inventing the web, sent the first hypertext document through cyberspace" In the same Timesonline...
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    Corante Network

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    Well, it is all pretty 'live' now , so I'm safe to blog. I am of course referring to the launch of the Corante Network . Steve Bowd Stowe Boyd does a good job of explaining it all, as does Hylton Jolliffe ... Om Malik explains the fuss is about. ...
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    Finding the Signal in the Noise: An Attention Gap Analysis

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    Jon Burke at Technology Review has written a short article that reminded me of something I've been meaning to write about for some time now: "While most of these services claim they'll simplify your life by imposing some kind of order on your news...
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    Hacking Memeorandum 101

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    Tara has some advice for the Memeorandum 'star' wannabees, a 5 point plan: Get quoted saying something quite controversial Squawk about the quote Get a whole bunch of attention for squawking about that quote Watch your Memeorandum star...
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    Recording Skype calls, II

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    Pete Cashmore (hey - when do I get on your blogroll? ;-) asked what I used to record yesterday's Skype call / podcast with Kevin (the sound quality is good). I had previously used this set up , but as you can see it is v.fiddly and requires lots of...
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    OPML = Attention Data, Attention Engines and Tailrank - podcast with Kevin Burton

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    Although we met briefly last week, Kevin Burton and I didn't manage to get enough time to discuss some of the things on our mind at the time, so we got a Skype call together and posted it as a podcast (.mp3, 42mb) . We focused the discussion around...
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    OPML sampling

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    One of the nice things about sharing our OPML is the ability to sample feeds you've not tried before, but this can be hard work. Example: Pete Cashmore and Chris Anderson (editor of Wired) have made their RSS feed subscriptions available for others...
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    Attention podcast part 1, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett, part 1

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    This is the first of a two part podcast Skype chat with Joshua Porter and I ( part 1: .mp3, 43mb, 45mins ). Part 2 tomorrow. (update, here it is ). Joshua is a little faint to hear at first, gets a bit better later though, sorry about this. Notes...
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    Identity 2.0

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    I missed this first, second and third time around. Not this time. Just watched it. First class: Identity 2.0 by Dick Hardt of Sxip . Thanks to Liz Lawley for the pointer.
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    Conversations on Attention, OPML and Attention.xml

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    (If you're really not up for reading this, or want more thoughts, you can listen to my podcast (.mp3, 10mb) I recorded this morning. BIG thanks to Lisa (OPML fan :-) for hosting the file . More related podcasts / conversations listed below) Attention...
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    Microsoft proposal: Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML

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    (Updating with reactions, below) - Dave Winer : " Microsoft has unveiled a new proposal called SSE, which stands for Simple Sharing Extensions for RSS and OPML. ... So we need some way to share subscriptions between different applications...
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    2006 will be a tagtastic year

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    Greg Prosl pinged me about a video sports service he has just launched: BroadbandSports.com . The interesting part for me at least is the tagging side. I can tag the videos with any tag I like ( Del.icio.us -syle) and browse and search videos by tags...
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    Mashable OPML attention

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    Pete Cashmore has uploaded his OPML file / blogroll into opmlmanager.com too. Worth browsing / importing and seeing what his RSS subscriptions is you're interested in Web 2.0 / API / Mash ups . He's also been following the OPML / Attention conversation...
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    Attention.xml and OPML, why not?

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    Dave Wilkinson : "More thoughts on OPML - I have been thinking about one of the uses of OPML. OPML can be used to store and share structured data. With self-referenced links to additional information, and then further reference to that referenced...
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    'new thing on the eBay platform: RSS Feeds'

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    Alan Lewis , works eBay as a technical evangelist in the eBay Developers Program. He's got some good news for the lovers of RSS: "the coolest new thing on the eBay platform: RSS Feeds. With eBay Stores that enable RSS, you can now subscribe to a feed...
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    Tailrank - the Attention Engine

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    I owe Nathan Weinberg a big thanks for pointing me to Tailrank . He describes it as "like Memeorandum , but with a real search engine, ads and links to various other things." There's one thing that Nathan doesn't mention that is the killer: it allows...
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    Memerorandum hack - the return

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    This is getting embarrassing. The Memerorandum hack story has returned once more to the make the front page of Memeorandum (pic below). It made on for a little while but then disappeared. It is now back, with even more links to those referring to the...
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    Microsoft's Web 2.0 Manifesto

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    In case anyone is wondering whether Microsoft has been paying attention to the disruption that some call (I do) Web 2.0 ... The most recent Memo from Bill and Ray makes interesting reading to say the least (courtesy of Dave Winer ). Ozzie's Memo is...
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    Sunday morning, some place in south Seattle

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    Sunday morning, some place in south Seattle. The nearest open Starbucks was around 10 miles away last night, but I made the trip anyway with another coffee die-hard Tara Hunt . Venti Latte was good after a dense day of discussion, debate and discovery...
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    Truveo video search. It works.

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    Bambi Francisco: "Search is the No. 2 activity on the Web behind e-mail. As every searcher knows, it's not perfect, especially when it comes to video search. Truveo is a new video search engine. Truveo founder Tim Tuttle gave me his elevator pitch...
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    The future of screencasting

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    I've been following Raymond Kristiansen's Don't Lose the Question (DLTQ) blog for sometime. He's an interesting guy: a media experimenter extraordinaire. You might know Raymond from the BBC news story in September leading up to the Norwegian elections...
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