How I use netvibes
Plus sage (feed reader extension for firefox)… Why don’t I have all my feeds in netvibes? How is my use of sage different from the way I use feeds in netvibes? The feeds that I have in netvibes are mostly aggregating feeds ( like reddit ), or really frequently updated ones ( like boing boing ). I put them all together so that I can tell at a glance when they have
updated, and also see the headlines without opening each feed one by one. The sage feeds on the other hand tend more to be more often single authors or less often updated magazines ( like ALA ). These feeds more often have single articles which I might read at my leisure, rather than a list of new posts to scan and only read a few of.
I have though thought about bringing all my feeds into netvibes but haven’t gotten very far. The such new feeds tab contains a few new feeds, bit also a couple of tools. So really that tab is more of a mish mash than a real experiment. Having said that though, I did have a couple of those feeds in my sage list at first which didn’t work out so well
The whole upshot of all this is that for me at least, I consume different ways. Ways which depend upon many factors, from update frequency to feed content. The way that I use my rss feeds mean that just one way, such as netvibes doesn’t work for me. But could it? Working on several different computers means that my unread feeds on sage are always out of sync. Perhaps what I need is a full page feed reader widget for netvibes. So there is a project I could do…
Meanwhile the tools tab is really underused by me at the moment. There are times when I use it, mostly job related times. Like if everyone at work is using google calendar or RMTM todo lists then I use the tools tab quite a lot. Mostly though it is neglected.
As for the delicious tab.Well all I use this for is when I have too many tabs open and I decide to send the bookmarks to delicious so that I can remember that I haven’t read the articles. Not tremendously efficient and not really a great way to use delicious but it beats having 150 tabs open.
So on that note, tonight I am upgrading my netvibes to the new version, ‘ginger’ we’ll see if it changes me…
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