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Get Search Savvy  Using RSS Feeds Brooke Roegge December 1 & 2, 2010
<ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul>
What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS =  R eally  S imple  S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>Web content in most basic form </li></ul><ul>...
So this page…
…  turns into this!
(… or this)
What is RSS? <ul><li>You might be thinking… </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t read that! What on earth does that say? What is al...
<ul><li>Don’t let it scare you! </li></ul><ul><li>Why you should  </li></ul><ul><li>be using RSS feeds </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>The old way: </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>The old way: </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>But with RSS… </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>…  web content comes to you! </li></ul>
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites f...
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites f...
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites f...
Why you should be using RSS  <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites f...
<ul><li>Ok, well how  </li></ul><ul><li>do I use it? </li></ul>
How do I use it? <ul><li>First, learn to identify the RSS icon: </li></ul><ul><li>(Usually much smaller) </li></ul>
How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top of page: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top of page: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul...
How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul>...
How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul>...
How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Next step:  </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to Feeds with a Feed Reader  </li></ul>
Using a Feed Reader  <ul><li>First, pick a feed reader.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For this demo, we’ll use Google Reader ( ht...
Using a Feed Reader  <ul><li>Tips for managing feeds in the Reader: </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking an article </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>That’s it! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]  or 651-259-7433 </li></ul>
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  1. 1. Get Search Savvy Using RSS Feeds Brooke Roegge December 1 & 2, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is RSS? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is RSS? <ul><li>RSS = R eally S imple S yndication </li></ul><ul><li>Web content in most basic form </li></ul><ul><li>Can be repackaged </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribed to via feed reader </li></ul>
  4. 4. So this page…
  5. 5. … turns into this!
  6. 6. (… or this)
  7. 7. What is RSS? <ul><li>You might be thinking… </li></ul><ul><li>“ I can’t read that! What on earth does that say? What is all that gibberish?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ That’s really ugly / plain / bland / unenticing.” </li></ul><ul><li>Which leads to… </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would I bother with that?” </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Don’t let it scare you! </li></ul><ul><li>Why you should </li></ul><ul><li>be using RSS feeds </li></ul>
  9. 9. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul>
  10. 10. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>The old way: </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>The old way: </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>But with RSS… </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>… web content comes to you! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites for updates </li></ul>
  15. 15. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites for updates </li></ul><ul><li>You never miss an update </li></ul>
  16. 16. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites for updates </li></ul><ul><li>You never miss an update </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces email inbox clutter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog posts/comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email alerts </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Why you should be using RSS <ul><li>Web content comes to you </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates time wasted checking websites for updates </li></ul><ul><li>You never miss an update </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces email inbox clutter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Newsletters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog posts/comments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>4. Accessible on almost all internet-connected technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile phones, smartphones, Macs, PCs, desktops, laptops, iPads… </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Ok, well how </li></ul><ul><li>do I use it? </li></ul>
  19. 19. How do I use it? <ul><li>First, learn to identify the RSS icon: </li></ul><ul><li>(Usually much smaller) </li></ul>
  20. 20. How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top of page: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Development DEED Library Alert: http://bcdbizdevalert.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  21. 21. How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Top of page: </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Business Development DEED Library Alert: http://bcdbizdevalert.blogspot.com/ </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>NPR: http://www.npr.org </li></ul></ul></ul>
  22. 22. How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  23. 23. How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com </li></ul></ul></ul>
  24. 24. How do I use it? <ul><li>Learn where to find feeds: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lists of feeds (look for a link): </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Yahoo News: http://news.yahoo.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not all sites have feeds.  </li></ul></ul></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>Next step: </li></ul><ul><li>Subscribing to Feeds with a Feed Reader </li></ul>
  26. 26. Using a Feed Reader <ul><li>First, pick a feed reader. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For this demo, we’ll use Google Reader ( http://reader.google.com ), but there are many more out there. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next, pick a feed. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, subscribe to the feed in your Reader. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manual subscription (copy/paste method) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ One-click” icons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search from within Reader </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Using a Feed Reader <ul><li>Tips for managing feeds in the Reader: </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking an article </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing feeds </li></ul><ul><li>Unsubscribing from a feed </li></ul><ul><li>Marking all items as read </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>That’s it! </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? Comments? </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] or 651-259-7433 </li></ul>

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