Cullect.com Would Like to Thank ShareYourOPML

Dave Winer just retired share.opml.org, one of the early projects that was about discovering and sharing the feeds you read.

One of the things I liked about Share Your OPML is that I could point it at a URL of my feeds rather than uploading a file. I’m not a big fan of uploading when I have something sitting on a server already.

The only problem with this – the silo-ed nature of the current feed readers export to a file more easily than they export to a URL. ShareYourOPML gave out URLs.

Cullect has takes urls on the import and the export. Want the opml for Cullect.com/65 – the comedy reading list Aric and Cayenne are curating? here you go: http://cullect.com/65.opml.

Easy to share (and just one of the ways to share your reading list).

Want to see the other reading lists those feeds might be in? Pop over to http://cullect.com/65/feeds and look for ‘Also in…’.

Easy to discover (and just one of the ways to find new feeds in Cullect).

Genealogy Namespace for OPML?

In my effort to organize the collection of family tree data I’ve acquired in the past week, I’ve tried out a number of proprietary software applications – some worse than others.

Currently all my data is in a free application that imports and exports the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ GEDCOM format. The application isn’t the easiest to use nor is the format itself.

OPML is pretty good at describing relationships and their associated attributes. Maybe all this family data is just an OPML namespace.

Hmmmm.