Joe Terranova on 12 Jun 2008 10:37:39 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Announcing Planet Plug!!!

Let me know if you want the template code to add hackergotchis to your
feeds, like this:

On Thu, Jun 12, 2008 at 12:12 AM, Jonathan E. Magen
<> wrote:
> Friends,
> Over the past few weeks, Plug members on the official Plug IRC channel
> (#plug on have put together an exciting new project
> to benefit the community. We are proud to announce the grand unified
> opening of Planet Plug at! A planet is a
> "river of news" feed aggregation mechanism for communities. To learn
> more about planets see the software's homepage at
> and see some examples at
>, and
> The goal of Planet Plug is to help bring together the blogging
> activities of the community and provide a unique way to interface with
> Plug members. By subscribing to the Planet Plug feed (links available
> from the planet itself) one is a subscription to every feed syndicated
> in the planet.
> Planet Plug is being released as an experiment and over the next few
> weeks we'll see how things go and if we want to keep it. After some
> discussion, it was decided that we wanted to keep the nature of the
> PLUG Planet technical rather than aggregating "daily life" blogs. So
> only blog feeds of a technical nature will be considered (most of the
> popular blogging software lets you tag and release feeds for only
> certain subjects - please submit just thetechnical ones)
> To have your blog syndicated on the planet, contact yonkeltron, pleia2
> or mct either by email ( or in the #plug IRC
> channel on with the following information:
> * Feed URL - A link to the RSS or Atom feed of your blog is required.
> * Your email and identifier - YOUR EMAIL WILL NOT BE REVEALED. The
> information is for our records only in case we need to email you about
> a problem with the feed. Feeds will be associated with your online
> nickname or handle according to your preferences.
> * Hackergotchi or other avatar (100x100 pixels max) - Each feed may
> have an icon associated with it to represent the author and help
> differentiate between feeds. See the Hackergotchi article on Wikipedia
> for more information and see Planet Plug at
> for some examples.
> We thank you in advance for your support and participation.
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