Creating a Google Custom Search Engine (CSE) from ReadItLater bookmarks

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The following is a 10 step process for creating a Google Custom Search form (CSE) from your personal list of saved bookmarks at ReadItLater.

This will enable you to search the full text of articles you have previously read and bookmarked assuming the web page is not removed, and automatically pick up future articles.

Posted under Kewl

This post was written by @Drivelry on November 27, 2010

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Finding the best blogs on the web for your personalized newspaper

Use Stumbleupon to find the best blogs on the web? - photo by majerleagues on Flickr licensed under Creative CommonsAs argued in“Online news: bloggers v newspapers”, we are entering a new era where the bundle of stories represented by current magazines and newspapers is being torn apart and being replaced by smaller publications and individual journalists/ writers blogging out there on the web.

Posted under Unanswerable questions, Wait for release 2.0

This post was written by @Drivelry on April 6, 2010

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The web escapes the computer screen: what the E-reader will do for unpublished information on the web

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The next information wave

It’s easy to hate the most over-used phrases used to describe the web age – paradigm shift, knowledge revolution, Web 2.0 etc.  

But hey we’ve all faced the tyranny of an empty page – it’s tough out there. And faced with amazing changes to how we locate information represented by Google and the other search engines it’s easy to reach for the bottle of superlatives.  

Posted under Kewl

This post was written by @Drivelry on February 22, 2010

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Expect not to read e-books on your e-reader when you’re buying it

Oh dear, I'm reading less books now I have an e-reader - Photo from Flickr by Aprilzosia licensed under Creative CommonsWith the aid of the public domain Calibre e-book management application, which enables you to automatically subscribe to any news website (via RSS) and the increasing prevalence of the open (non DRM) EPUB electronic book formats that you can dump Adobe Acrobat PDFs to, you may find that books are the last thing you read on your e-book.   Let’s face it, paperbacks are easily available.   Where e-books really come into their own (assuming you’ve installed Calibre)  is in pulling down content from the web (and making it comfortable to read anywhere without a computer), content you normally cannot get in hardcopy unless you want to run your laser printer overtime.   Documents and news content like:  

Posted under Reviews

This post was written by @Drivelry on January 28, 2010

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Customized newspapers on e-books: Calibre cross-platform e-book subscription management

Sony E Book showing the crispness of the e-ink display with no retouching - PRS-505 perfectly adequate as customised newspaper platform - photo by egon on Flickr licensed under Creative CommonsAmidst the turmoil in the newspaper publishing market there is one big problem for journalists leaving the safe-ish harbour of their big name publications and starting to experiment out on their own (if you are still wondering why you should be doing this read this as to why your safe harbour aint safe).

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This post was written by @Drivelry on January 17, 2010

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Write comments for (and create links to) blogs that appreciate them

Link love from Flickr by Sister72 licensed under Creative CommonsIf you are a blogger just starting out, there is a bright shiny world of poor blogging advice to be discovered.  It covers the full spectrum:

  • how (not to) build an audience for your blog,
  • how (not to) to monetize your blog, and last but not least 

Posted under Hate pets

This post was written by @Drivelry on August 5, 2009

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Let’s hope the medium is not the message

The video that should have been an article

Lecture video on Flickr by Andrew Feinberg licensed under Creative CommonsWhat motivates people in chosing media types to publish their content? Why, for example, produce a video on a topic which would be far better expressed in print?

Posted under Unanswerable questions

This post was written by @Drivelry on July 28, 2009

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