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A reader of my blog asked me to update my thoughts on what I'd like to see in a news reader today. I've taken several days of thinking about the topic and reflecting on my current reading habits (and desires) to put this least of desired features and capabilities together.
Activity Streams seem to be everywhere. Blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. And now we have streams coming from business process applications, like your ERP or the shop-floor monitoring tools. It changes how we should think about the streams.
I see that the FDA and NFL have both published rules / guidelines on how to use social media recently. Really?
A friend is setting up a new personal blog (yes, people still do that), and he asked me a few questions about the style and layout. But this got me thinking why it is that blogs are still valuable - at least for me.
I'm busy on a new project, so writing here has been severely curtailed.
I have been blogging here since 2003. Thanks to everyone who is reading and who inspires me to continue writing.
Joe Crumpler has an interesting discussion of The risk of exposure in Observable Work. People fear that their words will be misused. Why not create some human barriers and keep the private and delicate matters amongst people who will understand them?
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I'm having a new look at RSS Bandit as an RSS reader. I really want to like it for threading, which may not be as valuable anymore. And the user interface has some differences that have me holding back liking the application.
Either RSS is dead, or it isn't, depending on who you follow. Here I give some thoughts on how I'd like RSS readers to work for me, rather than doing the simple job of aggregating everything into streams.
I stumbled upon this month-old post from Cory Banks that just strikes a major chord with me. He says, "Repositories are for sharing, not storing."
Harold Jarche has a nice discussion of why he blogs. He calls it Active sense-making. And this is right in line with my previous post, linking to Thomas Vander Wal's comments about how ideas flow from the individual outward.
What does good look like for a business website? I think part of defining good websites, is just like those other famous statements: I can't define it, but I know it when I see it. Here are some elements that I'd look for in a business / consultancy website.
A graduate student from McGill contacted me recently to ask about my blogging practice with a focus on how I use categories within my blog. If you are curious too, this is my answer, edited for the blog format.
Hello kind readers. I have been thinking that I'd like to "freshen up" my blog, but I don't have a whole lot of energy to make a big update.
Inspired by a comment from Robert Lavigne, "Sharing of new found knowledge is the responsibility of all knowledge workers." While many people see KM as all about the "management" and "collection" of knowledge, I have always seen it as about informing as many people as possible about what is going on / what is going through the organizational mind.
I have been reading Lilia Efimova's PhD thesis, and the second half is as good as the first. And just as familiar for long-time readers of her blog.
A podcast of a breakthrough moment on the value of blogging and Web 2.0 for the president of a business.
I have been reading Lilia Efimova's PhD thesis, Passion at Work: Blogging Practices of Knowledge Workers, and the words feel very familiar.
A little more about blog syndication when it comes to a service like Newstex.
Well, not quite an easter egg of the hidden keystroke variety, but I did find something I wasn't expecting when I reinstalled Office 2007 on my computer.
I came across a new blog recently by Dr. Ron Lasky of Indium Corporation, named simply Dr. Lasky's Blog. While his expertise and background is in the electronics and electronic materials area, he also has an interest in Theory of Constraints.
I had the great pleasure of previewing one of Lilia Efimova's papers - maybe her PhD proposal - about five years ago. And now I get the chance to do it again
Blogs aren't the only place conversations happen anymore. Have a look around and pick the right tools for you.
Lilia Efimova, Sebastian Fiedler and Ton Zijlstra have announced that they are formally closing the BlogWalk series. I hosted one event in the midst of a blizzard in Chicago.
Typealyzer says that this blog appears to be of the Myer-Briggs type INTJ.
James Dellow of Chieftech has asked me (and some others) How do I decide what to blog about?
Matthew Cornell, who I know from his blog on personal productivity, asked a question on LinkedIn, which showed up in my mailbox. "Are blogs dead? Should they be replaced by Twitter, Flickr, & Facebook?"
Doug Cornelius asked me to participate in the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008, (held in Boston). Here are my notes from the morning sessions - I went back to work in the afternoon.
Pumacy Technologies AG are doing a study of Knowledge Management Blogs. This particular report provides a ranking of 50+ blogs in the KM arena for the month of August 2008.
My friend, Lilia Efimova is wrapping up her PhD thesis work on the subject of blogging and has a nice summary of a number of "Reasons for using weblog to keep information bits."
An Australian researcher is looking for fellow Aussies who read blogs but do not blog themselves.
Christina Pikas has been live blogging the NC Science Blogging Conference. Interesting stuff.
Craig Roth has some interesting thoughts in Why Do We Care About Top 10 Lists?. I particularly like his setup of the idea of a "permanent Top 10 filter" and his description of the value behind social filtering.
Stowe Boyd has just given me about the best description of why I like blogs in comparison to wikis. In blogs the author shines through. In wikis, nothing human shines through.
A friend of mine is working with Marilyn Martin on a few projects. He pointed me to her interesting hand-drawn graphics at Rather Graphic.
I spoke today on the Blogs and Wikis in the Corporate World panel at ASIST. My topic was one of my favorites, around how blogs can support formation and maintenance of communities. Slides available.
John Tropea has followed his list of 20 blogs with "Blog network as your social filter" where he says he really doesn't need to know what blogs I read. Rather, with several good social filters, it is fairly easy to get a good picture of what is happening in any given topic area.
John Tropea has given us his list of 20 blogs I'm currently enjoying and encourages the people on his list to do the same. So, here we go - I managed 18.
Chris Garrett has a nice list of suggested ways to use blogs as a piece of the project management communication puzzle.
Noreen Kelly pointed me to Bly's Theory of Blogging: "Personal productivity is inversely proportional to time spent blogging."
The incredibly prolific Chris Brogan gives some hints as to how he does it, and he encourages anyone else as well with "100 Blog Topics I Hope YOU Write."
Another set of LinkedIn Questions, but I don't think I am going to continue this process on a regular basis.
Priscilla Palmer has started a massive List of bloggers who write on Personal Development. I've been included as well as ~200 others who write in this space.
Interesting article on "GTD for Bloggers: The Art of Stress-free Blogging" from Leo Babauta at Web Worker Daily. He leaves out "reading blogs" in his list of work, and I suggest some additions to deal with that.
Anjo Anjewierden has a beautiful post, where he describes Weblog data as art with the image here.
People who have been following my blog for a while have probably seen me reference Brandon Wirtz' thought that Blogs are just a front porch. I like this particular analogy enough that I tossed it out as a topic at the BlogHer unconference.
Does knowing who reads your blog change what you say and how you say it? Do you censor what you say because you don't want your readership (or potential readers) to learn something or to be offende...
My thoughts and comments for the BlogHer sessions on Saturday, July 28th.
Some of my reaction to the first day of BlogHer 2007 in Chicago.

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