Blogs and Readers <ul><li>What would a web blog read if a web blog could read web blogs??? </li></ul>
Phil Adams: Typical reader? <ul><li>Library technology </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>Digital preservati...
How would I come across your blog? <ul><li>Recommendation from someone </li></ul><ul><li>Google or some other search engin...
What would I do when I found it? <ul><li>Read it? </li></ul><ul><li>Tag it? </li></ul><ul><li>Add to regular list? </li></...
Read it? Really? <ul><li>Not so simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Skim through text </li></ul><ul><li>Look for pictures, summary, ...
Tag and come back later <ul><li>Public bookmarks in services like  del.icio.us ,  CiteULike ,  Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>...
Add to regular list <ul><li>Feed reader in browser </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines, Technorati </li></ul>
Making it work for me <ul><li>Organise feeds (importance, subject) </li></ul><ul><li>Review and discard </li></ul><ul><li>...
Adapting my browser <ul><li>Del.icio.us Firefox add-on </li></ul><ul><li>Sage Feed reader </li></ul><ul><li>COinS for jour...
Does it work? <ul><li>Saves time solving problems </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts me to current areas of concern </li></ul>
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What would a Web blog blog..

  1. 1. Blogs and Readers <ul><li>What would a web blog read if a web blog could read web blogs??? </li></ul>
  2. 2. Phil Adams: Typical reader? <ul><li>Library technology </li></ul><ul><li>Semantic web </li></ul><ul><li>Digital preservation </li></ul><ul><li>Bumblebee conservation </li></ul>
  3. 3. How would I come across your blog? <ul><li>Recommendation from someone </li></ul><ul><li>Google or some other search engine </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Blogroll ’ or mention in another blog </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregator, like ‘ Research blogging ’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. What would I do when I found it? <ul><li>Read it? </li></ul><ul><li>Tag it? </li></ul><ul><li>Add to regular list? </li></ul><ul><li>Comment or blog about it? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Read it? Really? <ul><li>Not so simple! </li></ul><ul><li>Skim through text </li></ul><ul><li>Look for pictures, summary, quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Click on links </li></ul><ul><li>Run down to the comments </li></ul><ul><li>Check out credentials (who are you and why should I take note?) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Tag and come back later <ul><li>Public bookmarks in services like del.icio.us , CiteULike , Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>So becoming a member of a tagging community </li></ul>
  7. 7. Add to regular list <ul><li>Feed reader in browser </li></ul><ul><li>Bloglines, Technorati </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making it work for me <ul><li>Organise feeds (importance, subject) </li></ul><ul><li>Review and discard </li></ul><ul><li>Keep tags tidy (Bees, Bumblebees) </li></ul><ul><li>Explore shared tags </li></ul>
  9. 9. Adapting my browser <ul><li>Del.icio.us Firefox add-on </li></ul><ul><li>Sage Feed reader </li></ul><ul><li>COinS for journal links </li></ul><ul><li>SIOC, semantic radar… </li></ul>
  10. 10. Does it work? <ul><li>Saves time solving problems </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts me to current areas of concern </li></ul>

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