Built and distributed on open source DRUPAL, Tattler's allows a user to easily filter, organize and share content gathered from the Web. Tattler (app) is an open source topic monitoring tool for today's Web. Tattler finds and aggregates content from the Web on the topics you want. Using semantic Web technologies, Tattler mines news, websites, blogs, multimedia sites, and other social media like Twitter, to find mentions of the issues most relevant to a journalist, researcher, advocate or communications professional.
"We're witnessing another sea change in Web publishing.
There's a new edge and it's populated by the likes of Medium (a kind of categorized Tumblr), Branch (the sister site of Medium, for discussions), App.net (a microblogging platform) and Svbtle (an elite network of indie bloggers).
Here are five key drivers for this new wave of publishing services.
1. Publishing Is Getting More Casual:
The publishing process less onerous. It's now less about composition (being a writer or blogger) and more about expressing your thoughts as simply as possible.
Not only is the type of content less formal now, the design is stripped back too. All of the latest web publishing tools have minimalist, in some cases almost naked, interfaces.
2. The Web Is Moving From Pages to Streams:
This new wave of tools is looking for ways to deliver content in a more flexible way.
Veteran blogger Anil Dash declared that he wants "a clean, simple stream of my writing, organized by topic and sorted with the newest stuff on top."
3. Topic Organization Is Finally Happening:
This is essentially what Medium is attempting to do, with its "collections" - which are posts by various people organized by topic or theme. Content on the Social Web has become far too chaotic and it desparately needs organization.
4. Quality Is In Vogue:
The Web is awash with content - much of it poor quality. Medium is explicit about wanting to change this:
"Our philosophy is that quality begets quality, so we will grow Medium smartly, ensuring that our platform is valuable to everyone in this increasingly mobile, connected, and noisy world."
5. Startups Are Searching For Non-Advertising Business Models:
Finally, the new wave of publishing services are all seemingly anti-advertising. There is experimentation happening again on the Web - which is a very positive sign..."
A list of 35 Drupal modules (with descriptions) that you will probably need in most of your websites.
If you are just starting out with Drupal, then the module repository will be a little overwhelming, with literally thousands of modules to choose from. That is why I have created this list of vital modules, to help you.
Admittedly, Adobe Illustrator is often most certainly not the first choice that comes to mind when it comes to Web design. Fireworks and Photoshop are used much more often, and there are some good reasons for that.