Tech 20 Session 1: RSS and News Aggregators: Make Your Browser Work for You: December 4, 2008Presentation Transcript
Teacher Sells Ads On Tests To Cover Printing Costs By Ben Popken , 2:13 PM on Tue Dec 2 2008, Left to fend for himself after budget cuts, His tests cost over $500 a year to print, but this year he only got $316, one calculus teacher resorted to selling ads on quizzes and tests to cover his printing costs. $10 for quizzes, $20 for tests, and $30 for a final. After a local newspaper featured his story, the offers rolled in and he sold out his semester. Most of the ads are positive messages bought by parents, while others are from local businesses. ICEBREAKER
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Information Is Like Cookies
One day Wally Web found cookies in the cafeteria…nom nom!
The next day, Wally wanted cookies again.
So he ran from the 200 wing to the cafeteria, and there was nothing there
Next day the same thing
On the third day Wally was certain that there weren’t cookies And there were
Later, when he hard about the cookies, he ran over…but they were gone
Wally wished he could be notified every time there were cookies to be had. COOKIE ALERT!
Or, best of all, if cookies could be delivered to him directly and save him the trip
Really Simple Syndication RSS Rich Site Summary Substitute information for cookies, and you get RSS
A method of delivering changing web page contents to a central home page
Web 1.0 BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG NEWS SITE NEWS SITE NEWS SITE TWITTER FEED PODCAST Old models have you going out to find information: time-consuming and frustrating!
Web 2.0 with RSS Feeds BLOG BLOG BLOG BLOG NEWS SITE NEWS SITE NEWS SITE TWITTER FEED PODCAST With a Feed Aggregator, information comes to you and waits until you need it.
Organized & Personalized
News Readers Google Reader PageFlakes And Dozens More