Abhay Rana aka Nemo

Planet IITR Update

So, I was just going through my old blog posts, and saw the Planet IITR Update, which I created out of a need for people to be able to find blogs from other people in IITR.

Since no one has ever submitted a single link to the planet , I just thought, why shouldn’t I just crawl all my Facebook friends from IIT-R, and check their website URLs. The Facebook part took ~20 minutes (getting list of users from my 2 friendlists, followed by getting the website url for each of those friends). After that came the link checking part, which tool ~15-20 minutes as well. A list of all the websites (very few people fill up that that field on fb) I found during the search is here (just 39).

After updating the planet, I had to update the spreadsheet as well. And here’s a list of the blogs, just in case.

In case someone is interested in taking over maintenance (meaning link curation) for Planet, please contact me at capt.n3m0@gmail.com, and I’ll be glad to share the authentication details with you.

Link to Planet : Planet IIT-R

In case you were wondering what this planet stuff is all about, it allows one to add a single curated feed to one’s feed reader and get all updates via that. So planet iitr is a curated collection of blogs pertaining to IIT-R.

Published on March 13, 2012 in iitr,planetiitr