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You're invited: Berkeley Blogger's Dinner, Jan 26Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named podcatcher.gifScreen shot: I spent the day integrating my podcasting client with the NewsRiver aggregator, and I'm listening to the result now. This screen shot is the outline that the aggregator generates. The items with the uparrows have audio linked in, 2click to listen to the podcast. They're already downloaded, so there's no click-wait. You can load up your laptop while you're in the airport; listen to the programs on the airplane. You know, the usual podcasting thing.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Ethan Zuckerman on what they call blogging at Davos. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I'm pretty sure I did the first blogging from Davos in Y2K. I also had my first digital camera on that trip, and took some interesting pictures of the protests in the snow. I did quote some of the speakers, even though it was against the WEF rules. (It wasn't such a big deal, as often was the case, not many people were paying attention then.) I wrote my first Making Money on the Internet piece immediately after Davos, in response to the most frequently asked question that year. I told them about Web 2.0.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

I don't know why I didn't see this before, but reading lists solve a huge problem we've been struggling with, in an open way not controlled by any vendor. It's so obvious, people are going to say they knew it all along. I'm just going to savor the moment for a bit, before saying what it is. Although just saying it this way is probably going to clue some people in. If so, now is a good time to show off how smart you are.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Gabe Rivera thinks the answer is search. Could be, but it's not my answer, which is much less cerebral. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Today's been a day for epiphanies, small and large. A small one is that is not really about technology, it's about the business of technology. Actually it's narrower than that, it's the West Coast-centered technology business. I'd love to see a Memeorandum-like service that focused on technology, the ones and zeroes, and left out the fluff and the bubbles. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

"Fluff and Bubbles" would be a good name for a blog.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Essay: Why Top Ten Sources is a Good ThingPermanent link to this item in the archive.

Top Ten Sources reworked their directory as reading lists. For example, a reading list for reviews of new movies.  Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A few ideas about the developing art of reading lists. Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Library Stuff: "Usually, when you grab an OPML, you have to do so every few days if you want it to be fresh. Doing this manually is time-consuming and annoying. Subscribing to a reading list will ensure a fresh OPML file is being used by your aggregator as it updates automatically." Permanent link to this item in the archive.


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