Ziki is a personal content management service within a social network, so I guess you could call it a personal network service. The premise is one spot to host (re-syndicate) all the content from your social networks, blogs, etc.. This way if someome wants to browse/search your content, thay can do it from the one spot.
- Host a Reading List
- Tag yourself (people can find you by tag…expert locator)
- Tag contacts (when you add a contact you can organise them by personal tags)
- Search a Ziki (unlike Lijit you can’t search across a persons personal network)
- Browse a tag cloud of your content (it re-syndicates tags within the RSS feed)
Now posting has been added to the mix, that’s right, Ziki is not just about re-syndication, it is also now a place to post content, basically an inbuilt blog.
It’s not just a text blog you can include images, and code widgets from other services, just like a regular blog.
Next I’m thinking is a bookmarklet to post to my Ziki blog, this is great you can use it to blog or even clip content I guess, similar to the new feature in Top 10 Sources.
These Ziki posts are grouped in the “posts” stream, like all the other feeds you are re-syndicating, you can’t limit content to just one feed, this means you can’t see just all posts from your personal ziki blog.
Same applies to other streams like “bookmarks”, if you are re-syndicating feeds from various bookmark services, you can’t view content limited to one bookmark service, you can only view content from the “bookmarks” stream (mixed posts from all the bookmark services you use).
Come to think of it, this means your Ziki blog doesn’t have it’s own RSS feed, not that I can see anyway.
A similar service to Jaiku, here you can re-syndicate your personal content in the one site and you can also post content…but Jaiku has a different concept, more based on chronic posting.