Thursday, October 14, 2004

KM Chicago

Several attendees requested some resources for blogging, primarily around the technology. But I can't get away without mentioning BlogWalk and BlogTalk, two conversations about how blogs can make a difference. Blogging tools. The Weblogs Compendium lists more than 50 tools. We mentioned Radio Userland, Movable Type, TypePad, WordPress and Blogger during the discussion. Reading tools. These tools make use of syndication or web feeds to read many blogs that syndicate their content all in one location, either on a web site, or locally. We mentioned Bloglines, SharpReader, FeedDemon, NewsGator, and RSSBandit during the discussion. Here is a short list of feed readers, and Weblogs Compendium has a giant list of readers too. I suggest Bloglines for first-timers: it's free and it is on the web, so there is nothing to install. Other tools. Besides Google for searching, there are many blog-specific engines out there to help find interesting content or create feeds of searches. Some examples include Technorati, Feedster and PubSub.

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