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[Xmca-l] Re: XMCA home page?



Here is what I was talking about:
http://www.netvibes.com/wesch#Digital_Ethnography

This is a page/blog that was set up by Mike Wesch for a digital ethnography
course that he taught. It was easy enough to set up the feeds for his
course and then could add content where allowed.

Note that there are additional tabs to click on for additional content.
These can all be customized according to what you want to put up there.

This kind of thing can be done on the cheap (Netvibes basic page is free)
if anyone out there is interested in making it happen. If it fails, so be
it, but it seems better than what I can find out there right now.

Any takers?

-greg

On Sun, Mar 8, 2015 at 5:47 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> How would you implement a "community garden" to support MCA and xmca, Huw?
> Andy
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> *Andy Blunden*
> http://home.pacific.net.au/~andy/
>
>
> Huw Lloyd wrote:
>
>> 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
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>> --
>>> Gregory A. Thompson, Ph.D.
>>> Assistant Professor
>>> Department of Anthropology
>>> 880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
>>> Brigham Young University
>>> Provo, UT 84602
>>> http://byu.academia.edu/GregoryThompson
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>


-- 
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Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
880 Spencer W. Kimball Tower
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602
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