I sent this tutorial to most of my friends, then other friends asked me to forward it, and finally I realized it would make a good post. duh!
reorganizing your sites on google reader is well worth it. think of it as the difference between hunter-gathering and agriculture: instead of hop on different pages to find what you want, you can herd all your websites in your own terms.
you have an account on google?
- if yep, go to: reader.google.com
- settings (up, right)
- goodies (on the orange tabs)
- and below, go to Subscribe as you surf
- drag the Subscribe… link to your bookmark list (yeah, that it, just drag it near the other links, it will find some room)
now, every time you visit a site you wanna subscribe,
- make sure there’s a RSS icon (in safari, it’s blue and near the URL. in firefox, it’s just an orange "waves" icon)
- if it is, click on Subscribe…
- google will relist the site/blog as a feed
- click on Subscribe again (the button top, right near expanded view )
- an orange box will appear telling you subscribed to the site…
- click in Add to a Folder (there’s no use to subscribe to something if you don’t know where it is)
- if you don’t have any folder, create New Folder… and use common names (i divide it in fashion, news, daily, brazil, tech, ecology, design…)
and that’s it.
Now for the fun part!
Can you see the share button at the bottom of each post you read? Can you make it a habit to click it every time you see something interesting, for me? It’s painless, and g.reader won’t load another page, so it’s fast too.
what does it do? it creates a remix blog, with all the posts you liked, in one place.
now I got why desktop-based RSS readers never got my attention… With google reader you can not only read (and manage) your sites anyplace but you can share your discoveries too. That’s the difference!
think of it as being a curator: instead of writing a blog, you select the blog posts you approve… and whoever reads your reblog get your tastes by your collections.
mine is here, and… can you see the RSS icon there? yep, you can subscribe to it and share what you like, recursively.
it’s a double-, triple-filtering of information, our own crowdsourced bullshit detector. try it… once you have enough posts, share your link with the world - post it on your blog, email signature, or send me an email and i’ll post a list here.
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A chicken hawk is one who strikes the pose of a warrior, who imputes the personal courage of a soldier in combat to themselves by virtue of the fact that they are in favor of sending that soldier off to war, or who parades around with the pretense of personal courage and resolve while assuming none of the risks. And a chicken hawk will, conversely, attempt to depict those who oppose such wars as being weak, spineless and cowardly even though the war opponents are not seeking to avoid any personal risk to themselves, but instead, are arguing against subjecting their fellow citizens to what they perceive are unnecessary dangers.
now I’m a proud owner of a PS2 - which makes my autistic boyfriend even more, crashing cars all night long. I myself prefer the cute, RPG titles, so I started with we love katamari.
anyways, it’s good to have a magazine to follow the steps… I’m still confused with all the consoles, types, and titles, out there, but any time spent playing games is less time spent watching american TV.
Virtual Star Hasseigaku
the japanese characters made it impossible for me to download the utena soundtrack, so yeah, I bought it (my first cd in ages). opera + rosecrux + anime + anarchy = utena.
Dead Boys Detectives
I like the fact that DC is moving it’s ass to cater to the manga audience, and I respect they’re at least trying (instead of packing superheroes+blockbuster movies+copyright infringment suits), but this one is simply no good… It has all the shojo imagery plus a hint of american goth, but the plot is dumb and the characters are formulaic… too eager to please, you know?
like, repackaging teen titans was a good move! super-deformed spin-offs like this - with new artists and lighter motifs - are a nice move, but better luck next time.