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Workshop and information on what RSS is and how to use it to streamline your news/update needs.

Workshop and information on what RSS is and how to use it to streamline your news/update needs.

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  • Allows users to subscribe to sites with continually updated content Blog posts Podcast episodes News headlines Etc.
  • 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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  • Anna Van Scoyoc Hopewell Branch, MCLS [email_address]
  • Agenda
    • Defining RSS
    • Locating/Identifying RSS
    • Getting Started
      • Choose a News/Feed Reader
      • Set up an Account
        • Demo, plus hands-on
      • Locate, Subscribe, and Organize Feeds
        • Demo, plus hands-on
  • 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
  • Defining/Identifying RSS (cont’d) Image credit: http://www.rssboard.org/rss-icon-collection
  • RSS Explained (in 3 minutes) RSS in Plain English created by Common Craft at http://www.commoncraft.com/
  • MCL-Related Blogs
  • Choose a News/Feed Reader
    • Desktop
    • Online
      • Bloglines
        • http://www. bloglines .com/
      • Google Reader
        • http://reader. google .com/
    • Note: See http://bit.ly/dwXnN [case sensitive] for more criteria re: Desktop vs. Online
  • Set up an Account
    • Step-by-Step Handouts
      • Bloglines
      • Google Reader
    • Demo/Hands-On
  • Locate, Subscribe, Organize
    • Demo w/ MCL Blog
    • Hands-On