You can choose to use Google Reader Play on ALL your subscriptions, or just for a particular folder / category.
As you can see at the bottom of the image below, many of the latest “education” category blogs to which I subscribe don’t include images. Google Reader Play automatically includes (apparently) the first image used in a post as its identifying icon at the bottom of the screen. Here’s another reason to include photos in posts! I’ve tried to do that in MOST of my posts this term for our class “frequently asked questions blog” in Technology 4 Teachers.
My favorite tool for including Creative Commons licensed images in WordPress blog posts is the Photo Dropper plugin. I like how it provides the attribution links below each image. I can’t access it within Mars Edit when I write posts offline, but it’s readily accessible within a blank draft post within a browser. I actually use a deprecated WordPress blog I still maintain (Talking Science) for this purpose frequently.
My next-favorite image-finding tool (and one I use all the time for presentation images) is CompFight… speaking of which, I’ve got to get back to using that site! I’ve got a presentation to finalize before tomorrow’s flights to Florida! Palm Beach County here I come! 🙂
I’m willing to wager Google Reader Play will be wonderful on a tablet. Charlie Sorrel (writing for Wired) agrees.
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