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A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:06 AM

app developed by @nytlabs

siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 2014 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 2014 8:43 AM

Test  4

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Let Your Readers Select What They Want To Get From Your RSS Feed with SpecificFeeds


Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

A useful app for syndicating RSS content using tags, author or keywords. Fills a gap in the market for this type of functionality (not available in Feedburner) and nice to see that some people still see RSS as a viable means of consuming information. 

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Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, November 17, 2013 1:07 PM

Permita a sus lectores seleccionar lo que quieren obtener de su Feed RSS con SpecificFeeds

SpecificFeeds es una aplicación web gratuita que ofrece a sus lectores de RSS la oportunidad de suscribirse únicamente al tipo de noticias e historias en las que estén interesados. Para ello les permite seleccionar etiquetas, palabras clave y autores que quieren leer.

Usted sólo tiene que enviar su feed RSS a SpecificFeeds y el servicio crea automáticamente una página web y un icono que puede compartir o publicar en su sitio web para ayudar a los que quieran suscribirse a sus noticias, pero que prefiere los temas pre-seleccionados, etiquetas o autores que les gusta ver.

SpecificFeeds actúa como un filtro de RSS y servicio de distribución de contenido que proporciona un beneficio útil para los que lo consumen. El hecho de que se suscriba a un autor o una revista web, no significa que usted desee leer todo lo que allí se publica. SpecificFeeds ayuda a los editores web y lectores de reducir el ruido y aumentar la señal cuando se utilizan los canales RSS.

Puede probarlo en: http://www.specificfeeds.com/

 

malek's curator insight, November 17, 2013 5:56 PM

Worth a try, easy to customize was my first impression

Adam Donkus's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:01 PM

Cool app

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Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable

Future Content Filters Shall Be User-Driven and Interchangeable | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:
Rangaswami makes his own case for why filters matter:
soon, everything and everyone will be connectedthat includes people, devices, creatures, inanimate objects, even concepts (like a tweet or a theme)at the same time, the cost of sensors and actuators is dropping at least as fast as compute and storageso that means everything and everyone can now publish status and alerts of pretty much anythingthere’s the potential for a whole lotta publishing to happenwhich in turn means it’s firehose timeso we need filterswhich is why the stream/filter/drain approach is becoming more common

 

Filters are important when drinking from the Internet firehose!

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 23, 2014 2:25 PM



JP Rangaswami highlights and defines seven key principles for effective filtering in this age of excessive information. 


Two of them are of particular important to the future of information access as they may have a very deep impact on society and on our ability to be in control of how to select and find what is relevant for us.


1. Filters, of whatever kind, should be user-driven and not publisher-driven. 


2. Filters should be interchangeable, exchangeable, even tradeable


"What we don’t know is how to solve a much bigger problem: what to do when there are filters at publisher level. Once you allow this, the first thing that happens is that an entry point is created for bad actors to impose some form of censorship.


In some cases it will be governments, sometimes overtly, sometimes covertly; at other times it will be traditional forces of the media; it may be generals of the army or captains of industry.


The nature of the bad actor is irrelevant; what matters is that a back door has been created, one that can be used to suppress reports about a particular event/location/topic/person."

 



Insightful. 7/10



Full article: http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2014/01/03/3740/ 


Reading time: 5'


(via Howard Rheingold)


See also: http://www.masternewmedia.org/future-of-search/ 





Donna Papacosta's curator insight, April 24, 2014 12:31 PM

More great insights from Robin Good.