Monday, February 27, 2006

Google Page Creator

Google Page Creator Want to create an online photo tour of your vacation to Bali? An overview of the South American precipitation cycle for your science class? A shrine to your pet ferret?

Now's your chance. We're testing a new product that makes creating your own web pages as easy as creating a document in a word processor. Google Page Creator is a free tool that lets you create web pages right in your browser and publish them to the web with one click. There's no software to download and no web designer to hire. The pages you create are hosted on Google servers and are available at for the world to see.
A new web address u will remember for good..

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Monday, February 20, 2006

RSS On My Blog = Correct

Some folks ask me alot if i have RSS feed for my blog..
and i say:
"Yes, sure i have.."

To subscribe to my feed just click the orange radar icon on the sidebar, u'll be redirected to my FeedBurner feed page,
there u can subscribe using 2 different ways:

** Desktop Client:

As u see, there's alot of programs to use it to subscribe, but i recommend FeedDemon, it's good and easy..
just select the reader program u like from the menu, and it will open automatically and add my feed to ur list of feeds..
[the reader u select should be installed on ur computer first ofcourse]

** Online Service:

Here once an icon has been clicked, u'll be redirected to an online reader service, u should register[create account] or login there..
then u'll add my feed to ur collection..
u have a group of options to select from, feel free to make a choice..

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

RSS: Web Syndication Part 2

You may want to read Part 1 first

What is Atom?
Atom is a format quite similar to RSS. It was created by people who felt that RSS could be improved upon, and some that disagreed with some of the politics regarding RSS. Some people are heavily involved in the (quite unimportant, in my opinion) argument as to which format is better. The Atom format is in development. The basic difference is that while Atom is somewhat more complex, it is also able to carry more complex information, and it is consistent across the syndication, storage, and editing of information. Just about everything on this page which discusses RSS applies equally well to Atom. You can learn more about Atom at the official website,

What is OPML?
OPML is an XML format for outlines. You can read more about it on the OPML website. An OPML file can be made that lists all the RSS feeds you subscribe to, and this can be very useful. Many RSS aggregators can produce (export) OPML files, and many can read (import from) them. This is a very useful feature. Suppose that you are using aggregator ABC to read 50 RSS feeds. Your friend tells you that aggregator XYZ is so much better than ABC, so you want to try it out. Rather than re-subscribing to all 50 feeds from XYZ, you can export an OPML file from ABC, and import that file into XYZ, assuming that both aggregators have these features. Many people put their OPML files online, which would allow you to instantly to subscribe to all the feeds that they read. Share Your OPML is one website that makes use of information from many people’s OPML files.

How do I read RSS Feeds?
If you want to collect and browse feeds you have many choices, but there are two primary categories of feed reading applications:
** Desktop Programs
** Online Services

**There are many desktop applications for Windows and Mac OS system users, but the most popular two are:
-- FeedDemon (Windows)
-- NetNewsWire (Mac OS X)

Both are top for ease of use.
For a reader of your choice; a search for "RSS Reader" at popular search sites will yield many results.

**If you would prefer to use an online service to track your feeds, you have the advantage of being able to access your feed updates anywhere you use a web browser. Also, any upgrades or new features are added automatically.

The trade-off comes in different, fewer features and slightly slower performance versus desktop programs.

There are many web-based feed reading services, but the most popular two are:

-- RSS = Really Simple Syndication = Rich Site Summary = RDF Site Summary = who cares?
-- RSS file = RSS feed = RSS channel = feed = channel
- Atom = a format similar to RSS; like RSS the files may also be called feeds or channels
-- XML = eXtensible Markup Language = the format RSS is written in = important only because RSS may be labeled as XML
-- RDF = Resource Discovery Framework = the format of RSS version 1.0 = important only because RSS may be labeled as RDF
-- OPML = Outline Processor Markup Language = an XML format for outlines, which may be used as a way of listing many RSS feeds
-- My website is syndicated = My website produces an RSS feed
-- Scraping = When Joe makes an RSS feed for Bob’s website without telling Bob; the feed is called a scraped feed
-- blog = weblog = log on the web = a journal-type website, many of which produce RSS feeds
-- RSS reader = news reader = RSS aggregator = a program that can read RSS files


Must read links:
- RSS Tutorials

- OPML Info

- RSS 2.0 founder Dave Winer

- RSS Workshop: Publish and Syndicate Your News to the Web

- RSS 2.0 Specification at Harvard

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Thursday, February 16, 2006

RSS: Web Syndication Part 1

RSS RSS: The Web's Next Big Thing..
Hang on to your hats boys and girls, because your experience of the World Wide Web is about to change!

What is RSS?
"RSS" stands for Really Simple Syndication or Rich Site Summary.
RSS means to get latest updates on sites, blogs or news headlines as they released without going to the site and check it.

Think about all of the information that you access on the Web on a day-to-day basis; news headlines, search results, what’s new, job vacancies, and so forth. A large amount of this content can be thought of as a list.

Most people need to track a number of these lists, but it becomes difficult once there are more than a handful of sources. This is because they have to go to each page, load it, remember how it’s formatted, and find where they last left off in the list.

RSS is an XML-based format that allows the syndication of lists of hyperlinks, along with other information, or metadata, that helps viewers decide whether they want to follow the link.

To enable this, a Web site will make a feed, or channel, available, just like any other file or resource on the server. Once a feed is available, computers can regularly fetch the file to get the most recent items on the list. Most often, people will do this with an aggregator, a program that manages a number of lists and presents them in a single interface.

Feeds can also be used for other kinds of list-oriented information, such as syndicating the content itself (often weblogs) along with the links.

Web pages are getting smarter than they used to be. More of your favorite sites are making content summaries and updates available for syndication, just like the syndicated advice columns in your newspaper. Only this kind of syndication is free and "really simple." It is called "RSS" for "really simple syndication."

That means you can download a free or low-cost news feed reader[aggregator] and "subscribe" to a number of your favorite Web sites. You might have seen odd little orange "XML" rectangles on some sites. The URL when you click on the rectangle is the address of the news feed.

What is RSS News Aggregator?
A news aggregator is a software application or remotely hosted service that collects syndicated content from disparate sources and provides a single consolidated view. These applications can also be commonly referred to as a feed reader, feed aggregator or simply just an aggregator.

Why Use an RSS Aggregator?
For anyone that reads a half dozen or more pages that have RSS feeds, an aggregator is a necessity. RSS aggregators are set up to periodically check for new items in the feeds you are subscibed to, commonly once every hour. In other words, the news comes to you, rather than you having to go to the news. This saves a tremendous amount of time. Or conversely, you can read many more feeds in the same amount of time. Many people read several hundred feeds. That just wouldn't be feasible without an RSS aggregator. Additionally, you avoid all the non-new information on a web page, including the ads, menus, etc.

to be continued in part 2..

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I'm very sorry for my absence the last 11 days..

i was very busy preparing my own site for launch..

as u all know i don't have any free time to prepare anything for me because of the freelance tasks, so, when i get time, i did my site..

i put my personal data and work experience in the site because it's not 100% personal, it's the platform to my online business..

My site URL:

after all, i didn't leave my blog w/o updates, i put a simple update in the sidebar to the right..
the update consists of new lists for:

** Web 2.0 featured services [changes when i find new leading-edge services] .

** Inside Google listing all of the information warehouses that Google is developing these days..

i digged thru these information especially for public benefit.. to pass & share Google thoughts to who is interested in Google..

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