so maybe I am a joiner

flickr
del.icio.us
digg
30boxes
twitter
edit: link removed since I’m not using this service. Check me out on tumblr.com instead
jaiku
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And facebook (although, really, not so much)

and now, tumblr. I have a feeling this one is going to win out over jaiku, and lemme tell ya why.

First up it’s what they are calling a tumble log. Not quite full blown blogging (I have a few sites for that already as you know), but more than micro-blogging (twitter). It’s for random thoughts, photos, quotes, junk, whatever.

PLUS…(yes, there is always a plus, and this might be the best of them all)

It, like jaiku and 30boxes, has the ability to import as many RSS feeds into as I like, and then condenses them all down to a single feed. I’m still playing with it to see how much and how often it imports, but so far it looks promising.

I don’t think I’m going to stick with Jaiku. There is just too much going on there and it’s distracting and sometimes hard to follow. Besides, I really don’t need another place for comments. What a pain. Oh yea, you have to visit the site to post, which I’ve already mentioned is a major turn off for me. At least with tumblr, there is a Firefox bookmarklet and a dashboard widget should I actually feel like posting something.

In about a week I’ll come back and let all y’all know what I really think and share the feed. If you want to check it out now, I’m dbwilldo.tumblr.com. Feed is at the bottom of the page.

By Don

Lead bottle washer at donburnside.com, host at whiteroofradio.com and tech guru for the MotoringFile family of sites.

4 comments

  1. yeah, i tend to be a bit of a ‘joiner’ as well..it’s interesting to see the things (especially web 2.0- god i hate that phrase).

    My latest endeavor was trying mozy- the online backup tool for mac…what a mess that was.

    Also, I have a tumblr and it’s pretty nifty…the RSS fees kinda take care of any “posts.” Also, there’s a “share on tumblr” button which makes it fairly easy.

  2. let us know how you go.

    it looks like too much randomness for me.

    i still like twitter for random thoughts.

    i use flickr to share what I see.

    i use my personal blog to share what’s going on.

    sometimes they intersect, but not that often, so i’m not mashing them into a jaiku or tumblr at this stage.

  3. Myspace is only WRR. And really, I have a hard time calling that Web2pointoh. For a site to be that, there has be good designs in place and a feature set that won’t allow the user to break a page with bad code.

    It is pretty random mixing them all together on tumblr or where ever, you’re right. But I think in the randomness lies the beauty. Just a mashup of everything, thoughts, pics, editorial type content, all in one place.

    Besides, here I would never post an idea for a tshirt. But it is perfect for tumblr.

    (steal my idea and you should pay me half. I’m just saying).

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