Wednesday, November 28, 2007

gnizr in the news

gnizr Open Source was used by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Extreme Social Networking Challenge. here is the link.

Let us know where else you have used gnizr.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

gnizr Contest

We want to launch a contest for the best skin design for gnizr which includes logo and overall look and feel. The winning design will be the official gnizr logo. We are collecting funds to give away iPod Touch for the winning design. We also want to launch a second contest for the best gnizr community website. The winners will receive a support kit for social web addicts which includes T-shirts, mugs and... yes...Red Bull (if you are residing in the US).

We welcome any ideas as we begin to set the rules and method of voting.

Friday, November 23, 2007

Gnizr 2.2.0 User Guide

Gnizr 2.2.0 user guide is now available. The document is in PowerPoint format. You can view it online via Google Doc or download it onto your local machine.

In this document, you will find information on:
  1. How to create bookmarks and define geo-coordinates
  2. How to use folders
  3. How edit tag relations
  4. How to navigate through clustermap, timeline, maps and tag clouds
  5. How to use gnizr robot to harvest RSS feeds
Some gnizr features may be missing in the document. We will continue to develop this user guide. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gnizr 2.3.0 Milestone 1

Gnizr 2.3.0 Milestone 1 is now available for download. This release is intended for feature evaluation, and users are not encouraged to use this release for production deployment.

New features
See Changelog for a complete list of bug fixes and feature description.

OpenSearch Support

OpenSearch is a standard for building mashups of web search results. Gnizr supports the OpenSearch standard in two different ways: (1) allows third-party OpenSearch services to be plugged into a gnizr installation, (2) exposes gnizr's search services as OpenSearch services.

Search mashups are powerful. For example, allows search results to be returned from multiple search engines, and users can view them in a single unified page. Gnizr's OpenSearch page is designed with a similar philosophy. Through (1), gnizr administrators will be able to add/remove new OpenSearch services by editing a simple configuration. Here is a screenshot.

Sometimes it's desirable to expose gnizr searches in other application's mashup -- e.g., publishing the search services of your gnizr installation in In (2), gnizr's bookmark search comes with built-in OpenSearch descriptions.

We like to hear you. Please post your questions and feedbacks to our user group.