Research Remix

April 7, 2008

FriendFeed

Filed under: blogging — Heather Piwowar @ 8:45 am

Thanks to Cameron Neylon for describing what friendfeed is all about.  It looks neat, so I’m giving it a go. There isn’t an explicit way to add a “citeulike” source to monitor the papers I’m archiving, but I’ve added my citeulike username page as a “blog” and that seems to work.  For now I’m keeping my sources worky (ie not linking to the Flickr baby photostream) to keep the work-signal high.  Ok, except I did include my starred YouTube videos… low traffic, usually nerdy, and some of that stuff is way too funny not to pass on :)

Friendfeed addresses something I’ve been struggling with.  Ideally, I want to blog about the things I read that I find particularly interesting and relevant, to make sure that everyone else has seen them too (ok, they probably have, but just in case…).  Needless to say, I’m not getting to it.  I need to let it go.  So in case you’re interested in the things I’m interested in, have a look at my friendfeed.  And introduce yourself or leave a link to your blog/library/paper stream/something so I can follow your work too!

5 Comments

  1. Welcome to the madhouse! It ends up being not a bad way of discovering new things as well. I am struggling to balance the amount of people to subscribe to versus the amount of time I am prepared to spend tracking it.

    Comment by Cameron Neylon — April 7, 2008 @ 10:31 am

  2. Thanks for the pointer and the welcome :)
    I hear you! In many ways I have too many info sources going already. Yet I can’t resist tracking other people talking and researching on things that interest me, even if just to skim…
    Looking forward to the exploration.

    Comment by Heather Piwowar — April 7, 2008 @ 10:40 am

  3. Ah welcome aboard. We seem to be building a nice community there, and like Cameron, continuous partial attention can be a big struggle

    Comment by Deepak — April 7, 2008 @ 11:58 am

  4. All I really need now is a really good filter…

    Comment by Cameron Neylon — April 7, 2008 @ 3:42 pm

  5. Cameron strikes again – I am the next victim (but I like it so far)

    Comment by Jean-Claude Bradley — April 13, 2008 @ 7:40 pm


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