Some services try to do all in one, they host all your photo’s, bookmarks, enable blogging, etc…but they become very confusing and restricted.
A lot of people prefer to choose their own bookmark service, their own blog platform, etc…Ziki and the power of re-syndication provides a house for all this…and at the same time it is a social space.
…just like Peoplefeeds, Ziki is a social service itself, so you can share and discover user spaces.
What you do is add feeds, when you add each feed you can define it by media type…it will kind of look like the RSS widget display boxes you see on startpages. The great thing is that each box can be a river of news
eg. you can add multiple feeds to the “link” feed type…this feed type refers to housing all your bookmark services feeds, but you can put any feed here (although this feed type is meant for bookmarks and Ziki as a whole is meant to be about you).
Anyway, add as you please and you will generate a spliced feed for your user space and an OPML file.
I forgot to mention that you can spice up your user space with a personal banner, and you also tag yourself, or your interests, this way you can discover other users by tag, or use the search box…so this is a personal space to house and re-syndicate all your web2.0 accounts, and as an aggregate it becomes a social space or people folksonomy.
- add people to your favourites
- limit by media type
Instead of adding a whole user to my favourites, I’d like to just add one of their media types.
This section also has a link to a Reading List or Blogroll if you wish to upload it
- make a comment on a user, see comments made to you
- add people, see people who has added you (isn’t this a bit similar to Favourites)
- form or join a group, this page just displays links to the users in this group
But what does a group do, it seems that you just belong to a group and that’s it, the URL of the group can be any website you like…you can also tag a group.
Maybe I can’t see it, but a group could have it’s own Ziki page, just as individuals do.
- Your Ziki in peoples Favourites
- Find people based on similar tags you assigned to yourself
- Save your searches
In all I think Ziki is a great service, there are so many services to store all your content, now a service like Ziki comes round to store all your services, an inevitable idea.
[ADDED: also see Tagalag]