👓 Just do it — by hand | Jeremy Cherfas

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So when I do syndicate out to a silo, I do it by hand. Sure it would be tedious if I wanted to do that for every little thing, but I don't. I share the things I want to share, in the way I want to share them.
I’ve noticed that I typically syndicate almost everything manually despite the fact that I’ve got the ability to do it automatically. Doing it manually actually gives me a greater feeling of ownership somehow.

I do miss the ability to have public comments coming back however…

👓 The death of a TLD | blog.benjojo.co.uk

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Another one bites the dust. The gTLD gold rush is now seeing a steady flow of TLD’s that clearly just didnt work out. In the last week, ICANN removed the documentation for .xperia a TLD owned by Sony for their smartphone brand.

👓 RSS is undead | TechCrunch

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RSS died. Whether you blame Feedburner, or Google Reader, or Digg Reader last month, or any number of other product failures over the years, the humble protocol has managed to keep on trudging along despite all evidence that it is dead, dead, dead. Now, with Facebook’s scandal over Cambridge Analyt…

👓 How to create custom RSS feeds with WordPress | Raphael Hertzog

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Wordpress has many alternate built-in feeds: per category, per tag, per author, per search-keyword. But in some cases, you want feeds built with some more advanced logic. Let's look at the available options.

👓 How to Customize the RSS Feed on Your WordPress site | First Site Guide

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Although WordPress creates an RSS feed for your blog automatically, that doesn't mean you can't customize it. Learn more about it and modify RSS to your needs.

👓 Easy Custom Feeds in WordPress | Digging Into WordPress

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Now that we have seen how to setup Tumblr-style posts, it would be nice to be able to segregate the Tumblr-posts category from the main feed into its own, separate feed. This would enable readers to subscribe exclusively to the Tumblr-posts feed and maybe display it in their sidebar or something.

While we’re at it, it would also be cool to be able to provide readers with a full menu of feed choices:
Everything feed: includes both the main posts and the Tumblr posts
Articles-only feed: includes only the main articles and no Tumblr stuff
Tumblr-only feed: includes only the Tumblr-style posts

Let's look at an overview of the process..

👓 How to Deliver Separate WordPress Category RSS Feeds | GreenGeeks

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Really Simple Syndication, or RSS, is a common method for content marketing. Feeds are used to share your content with RSS readers of all kinds. For example, users can connect a WordPress custom RSS feed directly to their Netvibes accounts for the latest news. But what if you have categories...

👓 Why Decentralized Search is Good, Especially for Blogs | Brad Enslen

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In a previous conversation, I made a rough list of types of blog search directories and search engines. Blog Discovery:  I’m sure directories are not the best solution for blog discovery, but like blogrolls they have a place at the table because they are low tech and cheap. Here’s a rough hiera...

👓 Paving the cowpaths: using architecture concepts to improve online user experience | Elezea

Read Paving the cowpaths: using architecture concepts to improve online user experience by Rian Van Der MerweRian Van Der Merwe (Elezea)
In architecture desire lines or cowpaths describe well-worn paths that appear in a landscape over time. I discuss how this relates to web design.
This is interesting/relevant to the idea of “manual until it hurts”. I particularly like the twist idea at the end of looking at activity after-the-fact and then paving over those methods rather than starting at free range and then paving.

👓 Announcement: The Future of Blog Snoop | Blog Snoop Weblog Directory

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I’m hitting a fork in the road with this site and the experiment of using a blog as a directory of blogs.  The problem here is me: I’m running out of time.  I’m duplicating a lot …

👓 The Future of Blog Snoop | Kicks Condor

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I think the idea behind Blog Snoop is solid—I mean you’re just talking about trying to define the edges of a certain community. I’m sufficiently convinced now (between Reddit wikis and ‘awesome lists’) that directories still serve this purpose. Find The Others. I guess part of the problem ...
Response to Brad and Kicks forthcoming…

👓 Memo: Announcement: The Future of Blog Snoop Blog Directory | Brad Enslen

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I’m hitting a fork in the road with this site and the experiment of using a blog as a directory of blogs.  The problem here is me: I’m running out of time.  I’m duplicating a lot … Source: Announcement: The Future of Blog Snoop – Blog Snoop Weblog Directory We’ll see what happens.  It...

👓 A Response To My University President’s Essay On Free Speech | Dr. Eric Anthony Grollman

Read A Response To My University President’s Essay On Free Speech by Dr. Eric Anthony GrollmanDr. Eric Anthony Grollman (Eric Anthony Grollman, Ph.D.)
Dear University of Richmond President Ronald A. Crutcher, The following serves as an open letter to you in response to your July 10 opinion piece on The Hetchinger Report entitled, “Defending the ‘right to be here’ on campus.” My hands shake from the building anxiety as I write this public s...