Feedient


I have just started (today in fact) using Feedient, which is currently in Beta development. I use Feedient to follow my Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube feeds in the one place in real time. I guess this is something of an experiment to see just how this new web application goes – so far, so good.

Visit Feedient at:
https://feedient.com/

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Kevin’s Portal: Work Has Begun


Yeah – I have been able to start work on getting the Portal back online and updated. I’m particularly concerned with getting the basics back up and running before I get too tricky with sprucing the site up with a lot of photos, videos, etc. At least each page should be working properly again soon.

The home page has been completed, as well as the photo and video pages, accessible via the directory in the left-hand column. All my video sites are included (I think), but only a small portion of photo-related sites that I currently use. I have also removed a number of redundant sites that are no longer in existence.

The home page has seen a few changes, with all of the social media buttons and widgets removed, the various Blog feeds are now all in the right-hand column and I have removed everything Facebook with the exception of the Facebook link in the site directory. I think this is a far better and working format then I had before. 

Visit Kevin’s Portal at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/

Kevin’s Portal: BookYap


I am about to start using a new web application called BookYap. Put simply, BookYap is an application that recommends books based on criteria you enter. There are over 650 000 books in its database, so chances are it will find a book for you.

You can search for a book by using keywords or the filters it has available (based on personality types). By becoming a registered user, the application learns more and more about you and your reading habits, improving the recommendations it makes for you.

Books appear with thumbnails of their covers and book ratings. A brief description appears by hovering over the thumbnail. You are able to interact with the application and associated community by sharing books you have read and your reviews of them. There is connectivity with both Facebook and Twitter also.

You are also able to add books to a reading wishlist if you like. Books can be purchased from Amazon when you choose a book to read.

There is now a link to my BookYap profile in the directory at the left of the page.

Check out Kevin’s Portal at:
http://kevinmatthews.zxq.net/