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The winners of the 10 Feedly iPhone App's giveaway 'Feedly iPhone App Launch Giveaway' are as follows':

  1. Lindsey @CSSGirl
  2. Steve Cummins @StvCummins
  3. Matthew Ballard @mathewballard
  4. Adele @marshmalotoast
  5. Thomas Britton @thomas_britton
  6. @hellopanos
  7. Trevor Gerzen @tgerz
  8. Peter Morovic @pezike
  9. Emory Dunn @emorydunn
  10. Germaine Irwin @girwin17

Important Note for Winners

The current version is an Early Adopter Preview. It functions really well, but Feedly are constantly making improvements with a view to release the main version in January.

January is the time when the main version of the Feedly iPhone app will be launched.

Therefore you have two choices. You can either take the prize now and run with the Early Adopter Preview, or wait until the main version is launched and run with it then.

Please email me : [email protected] with your preference of 'feedly now' or 'feedly wait' with your full name and email address that I can send the iTunes voucher to.



toluu screenshot

Toluu is different from many existing feed reader and feed aggregators, in that it just doesn't aggregate. It does, but it also does something more substantially useful.

toluu screenshot

Toluu offers some neat ideas and twists on the usual feed reading services. It's not a way to talk or communicate directly, hence it's not a social network as such.

Toluu is a central depository for your feeds and a library for finding other feeds that are similar to your own tastes. It's easy to add feeds on the fly and check in feeds as and when you find them.

You import your existing RSS feeds into Toluu as you can any other feed reader. The bonus is that this information is then correlated and used to determine your 'style' of sites, blogs, feeds etc. Then you activate the 'Matches' tab and here is generated the most useful aspect I have seen in any aggregator.

As well as manually adding feeds, you can use the Toluu bookmarklet to automatically add a feed direct to your account. By hooking it up with Twitter from the preferences, you can inform all your buddies everytime you add a feed, plus you give off some good karma for promoting the site in question.

toluu screenshot

Based on your existing feeds, it analyzes other Toluu members profiles and feeds and churns out results based on percentage match. For example, 'User A'' might share your passion for certain subjects, then the results will come higher, from this 'User A' will also have feeds that you are not aware of, and this is where it really shines. From this you are introduced to sites, blogs and feeds you might otherwise have missed.

I have come across many new and interesting blogs, sites and feed that I simply did not know about, that are matched to my own tastes.

Also, Toluu will notify you when a "friend" has added further feeds and contacts, so you can check out their profiles and see what they are interested in. If something rocks your boat, you can then add their feeds to your own profile.

Give it a shot

Toluu is a service that has fast grown on me. The mportant thing is that it will really shine the more people come on board, as there will be a richer store of feeds to measure and match from, thus you will benefit from discovering further feeds based on your own likes.

toluu screenshot

Well recommend signing up and giving it a go.

See my Toluu feed at http://www.toluu.com/imjustcreative. Sign up and add me as a contact. Well, it's not a order, more a polite suggestion.

Get a Toluu invite

If you want to take this for a spin, then I have a number of invites to pass on. Just leave a comment below and I will shoot one off to you.



Man, this has been so utterly painful to do. I knew it would be a little tricky and unnatural, but not this bad. Talk about repressing my usual personality. So yeah, this screencast is my first ever attempt. Well, technically not correct, it took me about 25 attempts to even get to this point. But my 1st public viewing of one.

Feedburner, RSS, Email and Subscriptions

A quick summary to help you understand what the blazes I'm talking about. Simply, how to enable Feedburner to give Email subscriptions as well as just RSS that have to be read through a reader. So many blogs still do not give you the option of subscribing by email, hence why I did this. I was going to do it as a post, and in hindsight, would of been significantly easier and less harrowing to do so.

I hope you get to realise the point of the presentation, otherwise that's one huge fail. So here we go, in all it's unedited glory. No edits, all the way through in one go.


Feeburner Email Subscriptions from Graham Smith on Vimeo.



A library of various standard size Chicklets/badges/icons etc that's expanding in size on a regular basis.

These include Last.fm, Socialthing, MyBlogLog, PopURL, WordPress, LinkedIn, Toluu, Delicious, Twitter, Ping.fm, RSS logos, Pownce, Profilactic, FriendFeed, Jaikur, W3C CSS and XHTML Validator chicklets.
These were initially created for myself, rather than using existing chicklets or not being able to find any at all. Mostly for my various Lifestream, social aggregators and feeds. It's not rocket science to make these, but if you like them, please feel free to use them for yourself. I do ask a small favour though, see below.

Also please feel free to suggest any new designs, I would rather do ones that are wanted or needed.

Plurk Chicklet logoPLurk Chicklet logotumblr chicklet linkRSS FeedsEmail FeedsTwitter logoProfilactic Logopowered by Twitter logo

Delicious Chicklet logoDelicious Chicklet logo

MyBlogLog Chicklet logo
MyBlogLog Chicklet logo

Last fm Black Chicklet logoLast fm Black Chicklet logoLast fm logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexLast fm logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

Fuzz Chicklet logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexFuzz Chicklet logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

Fuzz Chicklet logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexWordpress logo

Linked In logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex
Linked In logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

PopUrl logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexPopUrl logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

Ping.fm logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexPing.fm  logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

Toluu logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East SussexToluu logo designer by Graham Smith, freelance Graphic Designer based in Seaford, East Sussex

As my general warning for these, please just don't try and enlarge them, they will look damn awful at any magnification due to the small default Chicklet size of 80px by 15px.

Smashing.

Ofcourse you are free to use these however you wish. It would be appreciated though if you could find somehow to link to this page or at least my site. Nothing obtrusive, just maybe a link in your Blogroll or something. That would be nice.



Even if the Feed/Subscription options on that Blog only offer RSS updates!

Yes, it's true. If you are like me, I hope for your sake you are not, then you like to receive Blog updates by email to you in-box rather than just RSS. I am just lazy, and find it hard to keep checking my RSS reader, which by the way is the fabulous and now FREE 'NetNewsWire' for the Apple Mac by Newsgator.

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