Continuing on the same theme from last time, Social Everywhere...here's another "built-in" feature you can leverage like the business card.
Go to Bookmarks, and then do a search. I did a search for "Soccer" and got back a list of results...like this
Scrolling to the bottom of the page, I see a link, How to Embed these Bookmarks...
clicking it gives me this nifty little UI
Ok, one more thing to look at here - go to a view in Connections - you'll see this little gem everywhere ->
or in general, "Feed for these "
Yea, the whole thing is wired to use Feed Syndication - and this means you can grab these things and put them into a feed reader of your favorite choice. That's cool, so I can hook up my daily feed habit of checking stock prices, news items, my favorite soccer team and also add all my connections action here too...but there's even something more interesting here...
The Feed format supported in connections, is ATOM and this is the object model that connections uses to represent all of it's objects - ATOM is just a special form of XML, a really simple object model language. So, if you can write some code and you get your hands on an ATOM parser (or XML parser, or roll your own)...you can read all manner of Connections object data. Go here to learn more about this... http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/ltscnnct/v2r0/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.connections.25.help/welcome.html
Now, I've been thinking about a lot of different ways we can continue with this idea - in next week's entry, I'll elaborate on these thoughts - and meanwhile I'd like you to think about it to...because I really want to hear your feedback about what areas/features you'd like to see brought to the light of Social Everywhere so you can make use of them.