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Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
Keeping Up with the Blogs
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  • Allows users to subscribe to sites with continually updated content Blog posts Podcast episodes News headlines Etc.
  • Choose a feed reader -- handout with comparison chart Set up an account -- handouts w/ step by step process; time permitting we’ll practice Locate, subscribe to, and organize feeds of interest -- time permitting we’ll practice
  • Bloglines Can change your username at any time Validate setup, new e-mail address or passwords Google Reader Email addy you set up = username Validate setup, new e-mail addy or password
  • Set up an account -- handouts w/ step by step process; time permitting we’ll practice
  • Locate, subscribe to, and organize feeds of interest -- time permitting we’ll practice
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    • 1. Keeping up with the Blogs Anna Van Scoyoc Hopewell Branch, MCLS [email_address]
    • 2. This Evening’s Agenda
      • Defining/Identifying Blogs
      • Looking at Examples of Blogs
        • News
        • Subject
        • Fun
        • MCL-Related
      • Locating Blogs of Interest
    • 3. This Evening’s Agenda (cont’d)
      • Defining RSS
      • Locating/Identifying RSS
      • Getting Started
        • Choose a News/Feed Reader
        • Set up an Account
        • Locate, Subscribe, and Organize Feeds
    • 4. Defining/Identifying Blogs
      • Web + Log = Weblog [Blog for short]
      • Type of website
      • Continually updated with new entries/posts
      • Self-archive their entries/posts
    • 5. Defining/Identifying Blogs (cont’d)
      • Blogs tend to:
        • Be organized in reverse chronological order;
        • Allow comments from readers; and
        • Provide commentary
          • Specific subjects
          • Personal thoughts [e.g., online diary]
          • News-related
    • 6. Blogs Explained (in under 3 minutes) Blogs in Plain English created by Common Craft at http://www.commoncraft.com/
    • 7. Looking at Examples of Blogs
      • News (via NYT)
        • http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/
      • Subject (Food)
        • http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/
      • Fun (Photo)
        • http://www.cuteoverload.com/
    • 8. MCL-Related Blogs
    • 9. Locating Blogs of Interest
      • Google Blog Search
        • http://blogsearch.google.com/
      • Technorati
        • http://technorati.com/blogs/directory/
    • 10. Defining/Identifying RSS
      • RSS =
        • R eally S imply S yndication; or
        • R ich S ite S ummary
      • Allows users to subscribe to sites with continually updated content
    • 11. Defining/Identifying RSS (cont’d) http://www.rssboard.org/rss-icon-collection
    • 12. RSS Explained (in 3 minutes) RSS in Plain English created by Common Craft at http://www.commoncraft.com/
    • 13. MCL-Related Blogs
    • 14. Getting Started
      • Choose a feed reader
      • Set up an account
      • Locate, subscribe to, and organize feeds of interest
    • 15. Choose a News/Feed Reader
      • Desktop
      • Online
        • Bloglines
          • http://www. bloglines .com/
        • Google Reader
          • http://reader. google .com/
      • Note: See http://bit.ly/dwXnN for more criteria re: Desktop vs. Online
    • 16. Set up an Account
      • Step-by-Step Handouts
        • Bloglines
        • Google Reader
      • Demo/Hands-On
    • 17. Locate, Subscribe, Organize
      • Demo w/ MCL Blog
      • Hands-On

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