Sunday, February 11, 2007


We have new "stuff". LOTS of new "stuff".

RSS Feed- To the right of the screen you will see 4 options.

RSS is a family of web feed formats used to publish frequently updated digital content, such as blogs, news feeds or podcasts.

Users of RSS content use programs called feed 'readers' or 'aggregators': the user 'subscribes' to a feed by supplying to their reader a link to the feed; the reader can then check the user's subscribed feeds to see if any of those feeds have new content since the last time it checked, and if so, retrieve that content and present it to the user.

In Paddy friendly terms it means... you click over there, fill out some stuff, and the RSS will send any new posts from here direct to your email, yahoo, aol, or google accounts. Easy peasy... but you'd be missing the scintilating conversations in the comments, eh?

If you look at the bottom of each post you will see 3 things-Digg & are similiar.

Digg is a community-based news website with an emphasis on technology and science articles, recently expanding to a variety of other categories such as politics and videos. It combines social bookmarking, blogging, and syndication with a form of non-hierarchical, democratic editorial control. News stories and websites are submitted by users, and then promoted to the front page through a user-based ranking system. This differs from the hierarchical editorial system that many other news sites employ.

In other words- your Auntie Mabel is a little "politically challenged". You set her up with a Digg or Del. account and when you read something interesting, you follow the link to put the article, post or whatever in your "account". Then when she gets up in the morning after the bender, all she has to do is click on her account in the morning, see what YOU are reading. Voila!!! She knows everything now, and can go back to bed!!

I'm still working on the Spotlight link (I'm tired and cranky and don't want to mess it up), but I left it there as a placemarker, and I will explain it tomorrow.
If you're curious, it's here-The Spotlight Project.

It is SUPER DUPER cool... and the guy who runs it is a saint!!


At 10:58 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Geez, you'd never know how old I was....
"Super Duper"?
Heh, but it does describe it.

And blogger is being a bugger....
Off for more "West Wing".

At 11:36 PM, Blogger Cliff Schecter said...

No problem Paddy. You have been a life saver, a super-duper life saver in fact.

At 10:08 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

I wish I understood one word of that post.

I'll just start clicking on things and something magic will happen. I just know it.


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