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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)
Update:
Some of these pages are proving tricky for some people, so you may just want to sign up to the FriendFeed RSS output:

http://friendfeed.com/?format=atom&auth=HimeZTsZ5oQSuyTi


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!


7 comments:

  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:
    www.geog.le.ac.uk/orm

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

    Do you know anything about this?

    - Jay Jay

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  2. http://scienceoftheinvisible.blogspot.com/2007/11/exploring-online-research-methods.html

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  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.
    eg http://ouseful.open.ac.uk/opmldashboard

    described in part at:
    http://blogs.open.ac.uk/Maths/ajh59/010427.html
    http://blogs.open.ac.uk/Maths/ajh59/010437.html

    tony
    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 sidepodcast.net from the feed that pipes it into by formulaone channel... (which i have to admit i've been neglecting lately..)

    http://tinyurl.com/33dwxs

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  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.

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

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  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?

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