Archive for October, 2005

Free hosted wikis: comparison of wiki farms

Sunday, October 30th, 2005

For the preparation of an event (not job-related), I was searching for a free hosted wiki, to avoid the hassle of installing one myself. The wiki will be used to collect ideas for the programme, keep track of task lists, and let people subscribe for the event (by simply adding names). The audience is web-savvy but not necessarily geeky, so it had to be simple, self-explaining, and preferably WYSIWYG. Here’s the list of services I evaluated:
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Filtering duplicates out of a del.icio.us watchlist

Monday, October 24th, 2005

One of the great things about del.icio.us is subscribing to watchlists. A friend of mine got hooked to it when he discovered that with the RSS feed of all links tagged “gtd” (the incrowd acronym for “Getting things done”), new productivity-boosting tips started flowing in. There is one issue however: del.icio.us doesn’t filter out duplicates.
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If incoming links meant money…

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

Recipe for instant blog fame: use some Web2.0 api and let your visitors visualize or recombine their own user data, or their own blog’s data. That was a bit the case for my own really simple “Top sources of del.icio.us links” posting, and it is definitely the case for this “Blog valution calculator”. (more…)

Linklogs talk, mind map and Wikipedia article stub

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I presented some thoughts on in one of the presentations at a Brussels Blog Dinner last Friday. I used Freemind, an open source tool to prepare.  Basically, a mindmap is nothing more than a visual presentation of an outline, but it does help to be able to reshuffle your thoughts in a visual way.  Freemind is visually less attractive than commercial tools, but has an open file format and several export options.  See for example my “Linklogs Mind Map”: (more…)

Top sources of del.icio.us links

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Nivi suggested using the top sources of your links, in order to clean up your feedreader and throw out feeds you don’t find worthwile to bookmark links from anyway. It created some discussion on whether this was feasible/ethical/practical to build this as a service only requiring the (public) username (meaning you could probe any other del.icio.us user’s “attention stream”) (more…)