From blog.curry.com. World Wide Hookup
It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon. Mommy I’m bored!
Let’s have some fun. If you have a DropBox Account, you can play along
Download the OPML Editor for Mac or Windows here. Its free.
Install it. Ignore everything it does for now (feel free to explore later)
From the File menu select New
Right-click on little triangle you see in the new untitled document.
You will see a menu pop up
Select Add Feed
Paste this URL into the box: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5538262/adamCurrysWorldOutline.opml
Save the document with either controlKey-S or Save from the File menu
Name the file something like ‘yourNameWorldOutline.opml in your Public dropbox folder
Now double click on the Untitled newspaper icon in your document.
It should expand, and you will see my document, with more icons to click on.
Some of the icons are more lists (opml files) some are feeds (rss) You can also select Add Link from thr right click menu to link to web pages, videos, sound files. Anything that has a URL
Now repeat the process of pasting in feeds in a few more lines in your OPML document
Email me the public Dropbox URL of your opml Document [adam (at) curry (dot) com], and I’ll paste that into mine in some kind of Geographic organization.
When you click on my node again, you will see where I put it.
This is linking all our documents together, like a directory. But no one is the boss.
Lets see what we can do in the next hour or so…
(ps) This playful project was inspired by this post from Dave Winer
(pps) Opening and closing a node refreshes what it expands to based upon what the owner of the node has done with their outline.