A short time ago, I shared an article for publication–which appeared in TCEA’s TechEdge magazine–entitled Social Media Tools: Gathering the Loose Threads. Apparently, Tim Holt hasn’t read it! (sigh). In a simple way, if you use Google Reader, you can subscribe to everything Miguel Guhlin shares online…and that’s by design!
In a blog entry recently, Tim Holt (Intended Consequences) shares that he’s been rethinking the whole blogging thing….
So I have been rethinking the whole blogging thing. How many people are reading them? How many people are writing them? How many people are becoming new readers? Unfortunately, with my little iWeb program, I don’t have any idea how many people actually read this blog or listen to my podcasts. I know, for instance, that I am not nearly as popular as say, Will Richardson, but I also know that there are a lot of you guys out there that do read it. I don’t have Google analytics., I don’t have time.
Before moving on to the main points of this blog entry, Tim (and Apple iWeb bloggers), I encourage you to read about these iWeb tools and tips:
These should slay the complaint that you can’t do certain things in iWeb…but don’t get me wrong. I’d rather use Google’s Blogger, WordPress.com (although there are limits), Edublogs.org (pay for it), or something else besides iWeb. I know…remember that I used Thingamablog–view the old version of Around the Corner with 7000+ blog entries–that works in much the same way.
TRACKING THE FLOW OF IDEAS
Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.
-Henri F Amiel
In his post, Tim uses me as an example–incorrectly–that suggests I run around and post my information to multiple social networking sites (e.g. Plurk, Twitter, Facebook, My Blog, etc.). If I did that, I wouldn’t have time for anything else! I suspect (ok, I know) others think I spend massive amounts of time managing my networks.
Tim writes the following:
Even more difficult to track is posts. For instance, I track a bunch of people, Miguel Guhlin, Will Richardson, David Warlick and a few more. So here is what happens:
Say Miguel posts something on Twitter. I have to be on Twitter when he posts or close to when he posts, or I have to purposely track his Tweets. He may or may not Tweet something that he posts on his blog. But maybe he posts something on Facebook. Or MySpace. Or his Blog.
All of these have to be tracked. Every single one of them. And there simply is no program or site that I know of that tracks every single place that Miguel, or Will, or David or anyone posts to.
In actuality, Tim could just subscribe to my FriendFeed RSS feed and get ALL my content sharing across various networks via his RSS reader. To better understand the flow of ideas and information, here’s a crude diagram:
Source: Tools of the Trade from Durff
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