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Pompeii and Herculaneum Netvibes Site
March 27th, 2010

This afternoon I set up a Netvibes site embedded with a range of RSS feeds, links, media and photographic galleries all dedicated to the archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I feel that teachers of the core unit in the NSW HSC Ancient History course, Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum, will find the feeds and media useful.

There are a number of different feeds drawn from Flickr [RSS Feed], Google News [RSS Feed] and Google Blog Search [RSS Feed]. As well I embedded RSS feeds for a couple of Twitter lists focused on Pompeii and archaeology. I used Twitter Lists 2 RSS to create the RSS feeds for the Netvibes page. I think some of the highlights include a link to the brilliant AD79 Destruction and Re-discovery site created by Peter Clements and a set of guided Google Street View tours of Pompeii. As well I have linked to the excellent Blogging Pompeii site authored by archaeologists in Pompeii and the surrounding area as well as their Twitter feed.

PS. Kevin Lim over at theory.isthereasson has written an informative post on the advantages of Netvibes. I would no longer recommend Pageflakes as a visual RSS feed aggregator. The advertising is rather painful and in your face.

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6 Responses to “Pompeii and Herculaneum Netvibes Site”

  1. Darcy Moore Says:

    Excellent resource, John!

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  3. John Larkin Says:

    Thanks Darcy. I have collected quite a few Pompeii and Herculaneum related links yet these are the better ones. The feeds with the daily news and recent finds add a nice touch to the overall experience I think. Cheers!

  4. Kevin Says:

    Netvibes has been improving over the years. I do wonder how they do it, since they don’t do advertising as you noticed. :)

  5. John Larkin Says:

    Hi Kevin
    Thanks for the comment. Yes, it is good to see that Netvibes does not use advertising as revenue model.
    Cheers, John

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