Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Rabid Cool Web 2.0 Technology Widget Thing Plug Post

Talking, as we were a short while ago, of searching blogs - here's something that you might like to try out. A number of people are finding their way back to this little backwater by searching for posts they remember, which means (Sherlock, me) they’re not using RSS. I do have some sympathy: it’s really not quite the ‘push button, click and go’ technology that its name, ‘really simple syndication’ appears to claim and although feed readers do make this easier than managing a drop down tab of live bookmarks, I have found a number of those readers to be, well, gnarly really.

Let me introduce you to a rather superior solution which lets you keep on top of your blogs with incredible, elegant simplicity. Netvibes lets you build your own dashboard of blogs and other content sources – anything that has a feed, in fact (including a rather natty widget that lets you keep track of Facebook activity, too – if you’re into that sort of thing…). You can then move them about on the page as you like and you can also keep groups of feeds (Dubai blogs, global blogs, blogs about beards) in tabbed pages, so that everything’s up to date, tidily put away and kept spankingly up to date. You can add the Netvibes widget to your browser (Firefox compatible, which is cool) and that makes adding a feed as simple as hitting the Netvibes logo it installs on your toolbar.

No more typing the names of posts you remember to get back to blogs! No more forgetting the blog you liked the other day! No more missing things happening around you! No more fighting with texty screens of badly formatted information!

No, please. Don’t thank me. Just be nice to a small furry animal today… Or, if you can' find any furry animals, be nice to a Gianni, as it was 'im what turned me onto Netvibes in the first place...

4 comments:

DXBluey said...

netvibes is very nice - pageflakes is pretty nice too. There is a mysterious new one coming called steamy.com that is meant to be even better... and then you have Kevin Rose from Digg starting Pownce...

oh why is it all so 2.0 around these parts when the UAE is not even Web 1.0 compliant...

Anonymous said...

Steamy.com is gonna get blocked before they even bother finding out what it's all about!!! ;0)

Gianni said...

The interesting thing is whether Netvibes and its competitors are really going to catch on and therefore start a portal-like war (remember those ?) as since the adoption of Netvibes my contribution to Google's hits has plummeted to zero.

Anyway - check out my newest gadget: an embedded slideshow which picks pictures off one of my photoblog albums who in turn is fed by ShoZu on my phone.

Cool. No hands ! (but probably a five hundred bucks phone bill in september)

Gianni said...

ehm, dxbluey: I checked out steamy.com: Adult Dating, Swingers' Clubs...

Hot service all right !

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