Moving my blog

OK, so I moved my new Alex Barnett blog to here for a number of reasons, explained here at my, er, new blog.

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RSS feeds, OPMLs and Grazr

Kevin Briody of the Windows Live team has published the RSS feeds he subscribes to as OPML files for your feedreader. Some good feeds worth checking out there, including a bunch of Windows Live individual employee and team blogs. Kevin, one way of displaying these as a blogroll is to use Grazr. Below is your OPML file for the…

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A crack in this fine social scene?

John Udell has raised a point triggered by the Share Your OPML (SYO) OPML experiment that I’ve not even come close to thinking about regarding the ‘my data’ meme. “I presume there is no longer any argument about data export. If I contribute to blip or mefeedia or dabble, I’ll expect to be able to easily get out…

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My musical attention (data)

Earlier this month I mentioned that at the Content 2.0 event I asked LastFMs product manager, Matthew Ogle about the ability to export my data out of the system so it could be plugged into another. After all, the music I listen to, for how long and when I listen to it, user-defined tag and…

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MSReadr (or, RoboScoble)

The Windows Live product teams have a number of blogs, some hosted on MSDN and others on MSN Spaces. Now you can keep up with all these in any one of four ways. 1. Subscribe to a single feed Atom or RSS flavor) that aggregates the various posts or, 2. Visit this web page (called MSReadr) that renders…

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Coping with Information Overload (video)

About four weeks ago I made my way over to ZDNet’s studios in San Francisco to be interviewed by Mike Elgan for DevSource and discuss a number of topics close to my heart.  The video (15-ish mins) is now published. Mike asked me about microformats, tagging, information overload, OPML, attention data and of course web…

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Share Your OPML (it had to happen)

So, who would have thought that OPML would be a big deal? 😉The interest in Dave Winer’s latest project, Share Your OPML, is the reason for OPML’s Attention this weekend. And with good reason too. Dave hinted at this project at last week’s Seattle Mind Camp where we discussed Attention. This app / service is…

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Live.com and OPML

New feature (among others) on Live.com: “- OPMLRequest: can I export my rss feeds that I’ve subscribed to on live.com in OPML format? You can now do this: click on add stuff -> ‘advanced options’” This may not seem like a big deal, but I think this is significant in its own little way. You…

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Attention 2.0

(I had to call this post something and given this pic, I couldn’t resist…) (er, that’s Attention two Dot oh, folks…) The Seattle Mind Camp 2.0 Sunday session on RSS and OPML led by Dave Winer was a fascinating hour, spent discussing, well, RSS and OPML and more. In the room were around 50 geeks, some with…

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Microsoft.com Feeds Directory

The Microsoft.com Communities Team have been busy developing an RSS (and Atom) based Feed Directory. So what is it? Well, let’s think of this way. Microsoft.com is one HUGE site. For all intents and purposes the site can be considered as a multitude / network of hundreds of sites with common UI(s) and platform(s). I…

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