chrisadas.com

Aggregating things personal

More and more sites are offering feeds nowadays, and those I find especially useful are the social networking sites. These also pop up on almost a weekly basis, and most of them are useful even for personal realm. I’ve tried using them to collect and categorize

* “webpages”:http://del.icio.us/dubber
* “musics”:http://www.last.fm/user/chrisada
* “scientific papers”:http://www.citeulike.org/user/chrisada
* “things to do”:http://www.43things.com/person/chrisada
* “social networking sites”:http://supr.c.ilio.us/
* “Places I go online”:http://www.plazes.com/

More are probably out there. These sites offer content syndication in one form or another, and it is such a useful way of organizing data because each of them were made for a particular content type in mind. It might be possible to use Drupal’s “flexinode”:http://drupal.org/node/5737 (or the new CCK(Content Construction Kit) ) to tailor a node type to fit a content type (say movie I went to) reasonably well, but why reinvent the wheel?

Drupal can aggregate RSS (and soon Atom), so I have been “aggregating”:http://ichris.ws/aggregator/sources these into this site. I haven’t decie how exploit these to the fullest, but honestly it’s already quite useful.