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Well I wrote a server-side library to achieve a broader version of that 5
years ago.  But that is peripheral to what Andy's question is about.

Huw

On 8 March 2015 at 21:34, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Ha! Huw, I was looking at another, much simpler way of doing a feed than
> what Annalisa had shown (and I don't really know how I got there since it
> doesn't seem to be included in Annalisa's email).
>
> I was looking at a Quora page but I seem to recall that there are other
> websites that will let you set up a page that will feed from other sites.
> The idea being that you can set up a page and determine multiple other
> sites that will feed to it (e.g., the XMCA home page, Andy's Vimeo page,
> etc.). Seems like there was even a feature that you can set so that it will
> regularly search the web and display new content that appears on the web
> (e.g., you could set a search term for "cultural historical activity
> theory" and there would be a section of the page that would display
> everything that is recent on the web that relates to those search terms).
>
> I know there is at least one site out there that can do this but I can't
> recall what it was called (I learned of it from Mike Wesch who used it for
> one of his classes).
>
> Huw or anyone else, do you know what I'm talking about?
>
> That was what I meant when I said that it would be minimal time to maintain
> and could be set up by anyone with minimal cost.
>
> But maybe that was all just a dream...
> -greg
>
>
>
> On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > On 8 March 2015 at 18:40, <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:
> > [...]
> >
> > > .Anyway, it seems like it would be an easy thing to set up. And anyone
> > > could do it, right?
> > > So why not prototype it and see what works and what doesn't? And then
> > > refine as needed.
> > >
> >
> > It is easy only to the extent that anyone could use their spontaneous
> > notions of what is required.  If they are persistent and thorough they
> will
> > end up with some conceptions regarding how certain mistakes might be
> > avoided.  If they reflected on that process with equal thoroughness, then
> > they might end up with some concepts with which to start the work all
> over
> > again.
> >
> > So, no, it isn't easy.  And it isn't actually cheap either.
> >
> > Huw
> >
> >
> > > Greg
> > >
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > > > On Mar 7, 2015, at 10:43 PM, Annalisa Aguilar <annalisa@unm.edu>
> > wrote:
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Hi Andy,
> > > >
> > > > My apologies, I did not mean to sound suspicious, I sincerely thought
> > > you both had something in mind.
> > > >
> > > > The site you link to doesn't look like a garden to me. It looks like
> a
> > > regular website.
> > > >
> > > > How about these links below?
> > > >
> > > > The 1st site might be a drupal site, Drupal has something called
> > "drupal
> > > planet" that will collect feeds, but I'm not sure how it works exactly.
> > > >
> > > > [A feed assembly site might be more like a garden? Then there is no
> > need
> > > for permissions, just program the newsfeed and it sucks in links from
> > > various independent sites? Does wordpress do something like this?]
> > > >
> > > > The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th sites below are wordpress sites.
> > > >
> > > > The 5th is site is using Open Journal.
> > > >
> > > > Not sure what the 6th is, but I couldn't resist to see what a real
> > > garden website might look like!  :)
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > http://www.knightfoundation.org/
> > > >
> > >
> >
> http://www.knightfoundation.org/blogs/knightblog/2015/3/5/four-knight-fellows-how-community-shapes-creativity/
> > > > or
> > > > https://sweden.se/
> > > > https://sweden.se/society/gender-equality-in-sweden/
> > > > or
> > > > http://ilovetypography.com/
> > > > http://ilovetypography.com/2014/10/15/the-first-female-typographer/
> > > > or
> > > > http://www.clouds365.com/
> > > > http://www.clouds365.com/6-22-14/
> > > > or
> > > > http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/issue/view/13
> > > > http://www.haujournal.org/index.php/hau/article/view/hau4.3.002
> > > >
> > > > Of course, here is the bona fide garden site:
> > > >
> > > > http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
> > > > http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/sustainability/
> > > >
> > > > On that happy note...
> > > >
> > > > Cheers,
> > > >
> > > > Annalisa
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> >
>
>
>
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