Facebook changes in privacy

June 29, 2009

Okay, I don’t feel like tinisizing that URL, but you can follow it on a blog, right? 😉

Interesting article about the upcoming changes in facebook privacy. I’m not surprised facebook is moving towards public feeds, because as the article puts it:

Facebook holds a giant reservoir of demographic and sentiment data. It is the mother lode – and it’s been inaccessible so far because everything has been private so far.
http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/06/24/24readwriteweb-the-day-facebook-changed-messages-to-become-18772.html

For public entities and organizations such as libraries, a public feed might make facebook more useful for outreach and education. However, for the general user or private organizations, I can see where the changes will be huge, especially, if facebook doesn’t clearly explain how to opt out or restrict the public feed.

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Virtual Tour of Ugarama

March 11, 2009

kind of cool local project using google maps.
http://eits.uga.edu/dms/ugarama

Quicktime required
It uses the Google Maps API in most places


Copyright, RSS, & more

July 18, 2008

Apparently today is copyright day…

Given that I use RSS feeds to pull my content into other sites (facebook, my portfolio, etc.), I sometimes get caught up in the ease of use and forget that RSS is a really a form of syndication.

Hmm… today I came across this interesting post via my google reader: a brief discussion of some of the issues surrounding copyright and RSS.

So, if I don’t allow sharing of my images in my image gallery, but then I crosspost them via RSS, I should probably make sure I have a copyright statement in the feed, too(?) I do allow some selected image usage licensed under creative commons for some of my work at flickr (images which do not live in my image gallery). Sigh, it’s all very complicated.

On the other hand (and in another mailbox), I received a link to the nifty copyright slider, i.e., a online tool to check the potential copyright clearance needed…and really, if you are still confused about creative commons, may I suggest this (again):


Copyright, RSS, & more

July 18, 2008

Apparently today is copyright day…

Given that I use RSS feeds to pull my content into other sites (facebook, my portfolio, etc.), I sometimes get caught up in the ease of use and forget that RSS is a really a form of syndication.

Hmm… today I came across this interesting post via my google reader: a brief discussion of some of the issues surrounding copyright and RSS.

So, if I don’t allow sharing of my images in my image gallery, but then I crosspost them via RSS, I should probably make sure I have a copyright statement in the feed, too(?) I do allow some selected image usage licensed under creative commons for some of my work at flickr (images which do not live in my image gallery). Sigh, it’s all very complicated.

On the other hand (and in another mailbox), I received a link to the nifty copyright slider, i.e., a online tool to check the potential copyright clearance needed…and really, if you are still confused about creative commons, may I suggest this (again):


RSS in plain english

July 16, 2007

I love this commoncraft stuff. 😉


Looking for a particular blogger feed?

June 24, 2007

Okay, so I was trying to pull my feed in from here to a different website, but the feed didn’t seem to be working. Thanks to a little searching around on ‘net (I couldn’t find it anywhere here at blogger), I found the format for the feed:

so:
http://xxxxxx.blogspot.com/feeds/blog/rss.xml
http://xxxxxx.blogspot.com/feeds/blog/atom.xml

Just replace xxxxxx with whatever the blogname is.

So, there ya go. Hope it helps someone else out.