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by Gina Trapani Click to view "I don't have the time to keep it up." "I don't have that much to say that often." These are the reasons most people abandon their personal weblog or never start one. But we all come across interesting tidbits online every day that we want to remember and share - links, photos, videos, even that side-splitting IM session you had with your co-worker. A new blog format, called a "tumblelog," is a no-hassle, no-writing-required way to share those bits and maintain a personal site with the least possible commitment.
There has been a lot of interest recently in e-Portfolios, and in particular the relationship with feeds and blogs. Having been involved in a lot of work recently in the area of standards for e-portfolios, I think we're quite close to achieving some very simple de-facto solutions. In this post I'll describe a very basic approach using Atom and FOAF. I've been writing a lot about e-Portfolios lately, largely because, just as with learning objects a long time before, I think we're at a crossroads between adopting a simple homegrown approach using some pretty basic conventions, and adopting complex specifications using an enterprise approach. An e-Portfolio is, by definition, an aggregate or composite of many facets.