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, 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