Independent Publishing - Articles Archive
from May 21, 2004 to May 5, 2004

CompleteRSS, who is operated in conjunction with Pluck (an IE integrated RSS newsreader and NewsTrove (NewsTrove scours nearly 200,000 sites) now offers an easy way to create custom RSS feeds that are the result of a specific search. The service is free and immediately accessible. It ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - May 21, 2004
"inDiscover is a service designed to help bring independent music to new listeners. We appeal to both musicians and people interested in hearing fresh new music, by recommending songs based on our user's tastes. Songs are provided by independent artists from around the world in mp3 ... read more

inDiscover - [via Stephen Downes] - May 21, 2004
"Digital communicators let fallacies about convergence and traditional media dominate their thinking. The relatively new field of human-computer interaction (HCI) can offer alternatives. Two fallacies dominate the world of digital mass communication: 1. That media are converging into a single device. (Stated explicitly) 2. That pre-digital ... read more

Nico Macdonald - USC Online Journalism Review - May 21, 2004

"In the mid-1960s, when the Free Speech Movement drew national attention by disrupting the Berkeley campus, the idea of a group of people using inexpensive tools to compete directly against traditional print or broadcast media was ridiculous. With the exception of magazine publishers, publishers or broadcasters ... read more

Vin Crosbie - Clickz - May 20, 2004
"People in television news are keenly aware of the principles of technological disruption. The possibility that news organizations (as we know them) are about to be (or already have been) marginalized, is a very real prospect. ...Absorbing a big blob of information is not an efficient ... read more

Bill French - Myst Technology Partners - Think Outside The Feed - May 20, 2004
If you are looking for a quick, clean, reliable and easy-to-use solution to send out your newsletter or to maintain an email/Web-based discussion list, you may want to consider giving a try to the free Google Groups 2 service, now in Beta, but ready to be ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - May 19, 2004
"If you've not seen Drupal, DotNetNuke, MovableType (requires licensing), Wiki, PHP-Nuke or SnipSnap, Rainbow Portal, you've probably at least heard of them. They're web applications loosely based around blog concepts (kinda like E2 day logs) which you install on your own server and configure as you ... read more

revolution - Everything2 - May 18, 2004 is a new service that lets you take long URLs and turn them into very short ones. How many times have you received an email with a huge link to a URL or had to send one to someone causing the recipient to have ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - May 17, 2004

As Movable Type, one of the most popular personal publishing tools, has just announced a new pricing scheme making its technology cost as much as $600 for those having several authors or multiple active blogs, it's time to check the horizon for possible qualified alternatives in ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - May 16, 2004
The owl is a traditional symbol of wisdom, and of a quiet, efficient hunter. RSS ("Really Simple Syndication" or "Rich Site Summary") is a document specification that gives users the power to collect and organize Web-based news and information in a more efficient manner. Applications that ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - May 15, 2004
"The idea is enticing. Empowered departments of a big enterprise, all publishing content directly to their customers through standard templates. The site continues to grow, but in a controlled way. And these business units have complete control of what is and isn't online. Sounds good, but ... read more

Jeffrey Veen - Adaptive Path - May 14, 2004
NewsXS is a new RSS-based news search engine operating across four different languages: English, French, German and Dutch. Over 4,000 quality news sources are already included. Newsfeeds submissions are all reviewed and filtered manually. NewsXS generates an immediately accessible RSS feed for any search term you ... read more

Robin Good Recommends - [via Chris Pirillo] - May 13, 2004
Two new RSS newsfeeds from Robin Good have just become available filling a raising demand for more specialized updates on key topics followed on my sites. One is the RSSTop55 newsfeed, which allows marketers of news sites or blogs to stay on top of the new ... read more

Robin Good - May 13, 2004
Dave Pollard has a new, very interesting article (cum smartly colored scorecard) focusing on all of the features and facilities he would like to see in his ideal personal publishing system (blog for most). Though, in my personal view, integrating all of these tools and facilities ... read more

Dave Pollard - May 13, 2004
A new online service allows anyone equipped with a headset and microphone to start recording audio news, interviews, articles or commentaries and to post them with extreme ease on any weblog-based site. The new service is available since yesterday and for $ 4.95 you can immediately ... read more

Robin Good - May 12, 2004
Eva Kaplan-Leiserson, Associate Editor of Learning Circuits, brings together in an excellent article the key trends underlying RSS potential in learning and education. "[RSS]'s not the acronym that's important, it's the result: a means of driving content directly from its producer to its recipient automatically, almost ... read more

Robin Good - Learning Circuits - May 12, 2004
A great online resource bringing together in an open fashion all of the best tools and resources to manage, publish and gather RSS newsfeeds. The page is maintained by the actual users and it shows how well wikis can be put to good use for PR, ... read more

Robin Good - RSS Winterfest - SocialText - May 10, 2004
"Every entrepreneur or technophile prides herself or himself on thinking outside the box. Very few however, actually succeed in escaping all the confines which shape our ideas about what technology is and how we can apply it. Julian Bleeker -- inventor, grad student and software developer ... read more

Naomi Graychase - Wi-Fi Planet - May 10, 2004
If you have just stumbled upon RSS and are trying to get a quick culture on it, this 12-part tutorial is a freshly updated major revision of an article published in October of 2003 under the title "What Is RSS and Why Should You Care?" It ... read more

Amy Gahran - Contentious - May 9, 2004
Wikis. What they are, where they come from, why they exist, how they function and how can they be useful for normal human beings like you and me. If you are into building online communities where stakeholders care and nurture a common goal, consider this required ... read more

Lee Lefever - commoncraft - May 5, 2004

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