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Saturday, January 9, 2010
BryoSphere: a new service for sharing links and web bookmarks
With many web sites and bryological notes, it is becoming hard to keep up with current bryology over the Internet. BryoSphere is a new aggregation service for everything bryological on the cybersphere. It is a collection of bryological on-line resources in a customized feed made up of the content that you find and share.
Web sites will continue to be the classical and formal means to create and publish content on Internet. However, a more easy and open way to upload web content are blogs and feeds.
"Blogs", such as the IAB blog, are basically a simple way to compose, edit and publish new web content. Registered authors can post text, photos, and videos from any web browser or mobile phones. On the other hand, "feeds" are a way for websites and blogs to re-distribute their content well beyond just visitors using browsers. Feeds permit subscription to regular updates, delivered automatically via a web portal, news reader, or in some cases good old email. Feeds also make it possible for site content to be packaged into "widgets," "gadgets," mobile devices, and other bite-sized technologies that make it possible to display headlines from websites, blogs and podcasts. For example, check the BryoSphere gadget placed at the left column of the IAB blog site.
Thus, basically BryoSphere is an aggregation service or a collection of headlines or links shared by anyone! BryoSphere is a way to share bookmarks, so to speak.
The feed at FriendFeed BryoSphere hopefully will become a worldwide community project. Please subscribe to join and post to share your links to articles, news, photos, websites, etc! Check out the links, photos, and websites bryologists are sharing at http://friendfeed.com/bryosphere
Have fun sharing any link at BryoSphere.
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