Sunday, March 16, 2008

UoL Blog Network - now with round corners

UoL Blog Network As you already know (keep up at the back), this week's word of the week is aggregation. A couple of interesting comments left here in the past couple of days have led me to put 2 and 2 together, and suggested a way of improving the University of Leicester Blog Network. One was from Tony, suggesting that institutional aggregation could be a way forward. The other was from Jo, stating her undying love for round corners. So ... SOTI proudly presents, The University of Leicester Blog Network: Round Corners Edition:
Now that we've got that out of the way, let's get to the really interesting bit:

The University of Leicester Blog Network FriendFeed Aggregator: Blogs and so much more... (also available in Netvibes and Pageflakes)
Some of these pages are proving tricky for some people, so you may just want to sign up to the FriendFeed RSS output:

What a shame that University of Leicester IT Services, Student Support and Development Service and Pro-Vice Chancellor with special responsibility for students do not participate in these conversations!


  1. When I went to the SLC for advice on my ESRC form, I got given a card with a website on it about a ESRC funded project exploring online research methods and virtual training environments. I think because it linked to my Ph. D. proposal.

    The web address is this:

    (But it's not working and hasn't worked all week...)

    Do you know anything about this?

    - Jay Jay


  3. Good stuff... :-)

    Another lightweight approach to doing an institutional blogroll is to eg use a folder in bloglines (or a grazr reading list) to collate a list of insitutional bloggers' feeds, and then render the opml feed somewhere.

    described in part at:

    ps for the friendfeed pageflakes tab, can you make that tab multi column - it'd look tidier? ;-)

    you could also maybe embed a splashcast player feeding off a youtube socky feed?

    eg i keep track of from the feed that pipes it into by formulaone channel... (which i have to admit i've been neglecting lately..)

  4. > ps for the friendfeed pageflakes tab, can you make that tab multi column - it'd look tidier?

    Is there a way to do that? I tried and failed. I find Pageflakes hard to navigate, much less intuitive than Netvibes.

  5. Well, not multi-column, but less ugly not. Pageflakes doesn't play nicely :-(

  6. the pageflakes is fine but the netvibes doesn't take me to anything different.... even if I am signed into netivbes at the time... or is it me?