[ba-ohs-talk] Fwd: [K-Logs] Innovations in K-Log news aggregation
I think that this post from John Robb opens up a bunch of new threads for
thinking about implementations of structures necessary to support DKRs. (01)
>From: "John Robb" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The floodgates to news subscriptions are increasingly swinging
>wide. Since, news subscriptions and syndication are an important part of
>the rapidly evolving world of K-Logs I thought I would keep you up to date
>on some important recent developments.
>A little background. K-Log tools automatically produce newsfeeds for your
>weblog when you publish it. These feeds can be identified by a small
>orange "xml" icon like this:
>Radio offers a two-click simplified subscription icon that is on tens of
>thousands of weblogs. It looks like this (if Radio is running on your
>desktop, clicking this icon will automatically take you to the
>subscription page in Radio):
>So, immediately everyone that publishes a K-Log, whether on an Intranet or
>on the Internet, becomes a syndicated source (it's pretty funny that the
>technology needed to do this three years ago cost tens of thousands of
>$$). Other people in the company subscribe to it if they are running a
>K-Log tool. This is the basis for Knowledge networks where all the most
>recent happenings are automatically aggregated into a single news page for
>easy scanning. Additionally, integration of news aggregation with
>publishing in a K-Log tool makes it very easy to add an annotation to an
>interesting news item and publish it to your own K-Log.
>Up until recently, finding commercial sources of news on a wide variety of
>sources has been difficult (despite significant efforts). Here is a
>compilation of commercial sources I compiled a week or so ago (clicking on
>the small mug with Radio running will allow you subscribe):
>However, things have happened that have made it much easier to find
>news. A quiet announcement by Yahoo Finance that they have built a
>newsfeed for news on public companies. The form of the newsfeed comes in
>is a standard format that looks like this (this one is for Microsoft = MSFT ):
>To use this feed, all you need to do is copy and paste this URL into your
>K-Log's subscription area. To change the feed to gather news on stocks
>you are interested in, all you need to do is change the ticker
>symbol. For example, change MSFT (for Microsoft) to YHOO (for Yahoo) etc.
>Much more on the way. This is starting to get exciting.
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