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Another experiment we’re working on is how we aggregate posts from the blogs we follow. We were talking about this in June, and Jeremy, of the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog, had what was the best solution. We’re using Yahoo! Pipes to track blogs. The (currently) twelve pipes get read by IFTTT and anything now gets pushed to our Delicious account.

From Delicious it gets pushed out to a twitter account @PlantCentral, and I can follow that on Flipboard to browse the feeds. I also use the Leaf RSS reader.

I’m not sure yet how it’s going to turn out. So far the performance has been patchy, but it’s also near zero-maintenance so if you want to have a look, it’ll be around for a while.

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Twitter Eggs at OSCON by Garrett Heath / Flickr. [cc]by[/cc]

Alun Salt

Alun (he/him) is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.

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  • I’m still smarting from withdrawal of the iGoogle homepage at the start of the month. @plantcentral looks like delivering the blogs I am interested in, and to provide an approach for making a customized aggregation. (A bit like Arabidopsis really, learn a lot about the species/ processes, and providing suggestions how to do things in other species!)

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