Sunday, March 4, 2012

Keeping up to date with the Tridion Community using Netvibes

I had three main motivations to start this blog:

  • Share as much useful information as possible from TechLink.  Failed
  • Organize community posts by category. Failed
  • Contribute to the community my two cents. Succeed

Obviously I failed to achieve the first two goals. I underestimated the fast growing community and overestimated my free time to keep up to date with both tasks.

That said, I found the way to keep up with the community myself. First I used google reader, then Mark (a colleague from UK) told the team about netvibes. Since I found out about netvibes (and spent sometime playing around with it) it is being the main way in which I keep up with the community.

Somethings you should know about netvibes:

  • It is mainly a custom dashboard
  • You can create public and private pages
  • You can add RSS, Twitter, Facebook and all your email accounts
  • I won't give you any more reasons to make you think that I am working as sales at netvibes!

I hope you like it as much as I do.

I still miss a way to perform a cross site search amoghts some preset sites. This is to be able to search throughout the entire community efficiently in one go. If you are thinking of google, I have already heard about it ;o)

If you know of _something_ that can help me to do that I'd appreciate you let me know!

1 comment:

  1. Community Review, of course!

    I like Mark's Netvibe, Google Reader, and wonder how Harsh Udeshi does his updates on Tridion Architect (I doubt it's just RSS).

    Maybe keep an eye out on StackOverflow as well?

    But I'm honestly glad you're finding a way to share your perspective. I'm okay with "Web 3.0," the semantic web at figuring out how to aggregate all the rest of the info (though I am trying to do more technical blogging on

    I'm more interested in the (paella) recipes, perspective, and experiences (along with the code, sure).

    The shift isn't a fail, it's a self-defined evolution. Regardless of where we started towards or we think we're heading, we're defined by where we were and are now. </philosophy!>