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Why OData Matters (IMHO)
Earlier this week I was in the MIX10 crowd as Douglas Purdy announced the Open Data Protocol (it was a great presentation - summarized here ). I want to share with you why I think OData could be a very big deal…But before we go there...let's start with...
E-Learning 2.0
What happens to education, learning processes and knowledge sharing when you combine learning objects , MUDs , RSS , podcasting , tagging , social networking , social media , network effects , AJAX, REST , web APIs , interoperable ID systems and open...
Geo-crime mashups
I think I've hit a personal first: a depressing mashup. Oakland Crimestopping is a Flash-based vizualization tool overlaying reported crime data in Oakland, CA, by type (from aggrevated assault to murder to burglary) and time on a Virtual Earth map. Fortunately...
How I find stuff I like
The three main methods I use to find content I'll be interested in are: 1. My RSS reader - I use FeedDemon and have done for years. I can't get through each feed every day (not even close), but I do go through them systematically. My feeds are ordered...
Grazr gets financing and more.
Adam Green, co-founder and CEO of Grazr Corp who mailed me tonight and let me know Grazr has completed a Series A financing round of $1.5M. Dan Bricklin has agreed to join the Board of Directors too, (the co-creator of VisiCalc and much more recently...
Posted: Mar 06 2007, 08:48 PM by alexbarnett | with 1 comment(s)
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FeedDemon 2.1 Beta integrates Windows Live Writer
Nick Bradbury announced the beta of FeedDemon 2.1 earlier this week , the feed reader I've been using for years now. I noticed this snippet in the new features list: Integration with Windows Live Writer . From the release notes : "If you don't...
Posted: Oct 20 2006, 08:50 AM by alexbarnett | with no comments
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Live Search OPML Generator
Andy Edmonds has posted about the all new Live Search OPML Generator ... " What does it do? : This app runs your query against the Live Search API with the feed: syntax , returning RSS feeds, and assembles an OPML file. You'll get the chance...
Posted: Oct 11 2006, 11:06 PM by alexbarnett | with 3 comment(s)
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The Future of XML
Mr Scoble got talking with Sun Microsystem's Tim Bray , a co-creator of the XML spec. I've not listened yet, but this interview sounds too good to miss : "Even Tim Bray is blown away at the popularity of XML. He was one of the co-creators...
Posted: Sep 26 2006, 09:16 AM by admin | with no comments
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Why am I moving my blog?
I finally got around to sorting out my new ' Alex Barnett blog ' on alexbarnett.net ! About my new blog I'm using Telligent 's Community Server (the recently released 2.1 version ) and running very nicely thanks to the good folks at ASPnix...
Moving my blog
OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er, new blog .
RSS feeds, OPMLs and Grazr
Kevin Briody of the Windows Live team has published the RSS feeds he subscribes to as OPML files for your feedreader. Some good feeds worth checking out there, including a bunch of Windows Live individual employee and team blogs. Kevin, one way of displaying...
OPML Podcast
Here's an OPMLish podcast for you, recorded tonight with me , Joshua Porter , Adam Green and John Tropea . It's all about the draft OPML 2.0 spec and a few other things thrown in such as structured blogging, OPML tools, namespaces and microformats...
Reading Lists and OPML Podcast
Last year Dave Winer started to push the idea of Reading Lists for RSS . More recently, the idea of Dynamic Reading Lists and Feed Grazing (or Grazing Lists / Glists) has been kicking around. Its likely that Reading Lists support will become a common...
Attention Podcast with Steve Gillmor
When Joshua Porter and I started our non-formal podcasting efforts a while ago, we made list of the people we'd want to have on our 'show' and talk to. High on both our lists was Steve Gillmor . So we were thrilled when he accepted our invitation...
Structured Blogging Podcast with Marc Canter and Joe Reger
You might have heard of the Structured Blogging initiative announced earlier this week by Marc Canter and others...there was certainly plenty of buzz and reaction to the news , but not all the reaction was rosy . So Joshua Porter and I thought we'd...
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