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  1. 1. Blogs and RSS Feeds An Introduction to the Read/Write Web Kenneth Gerard Pinto (e) citpkg@nus.edu.sg (o) 1531 Centre for Instructional Technology
  2. 2. Introductions Name Department Interests
  3. 3. Admin • Bookmark • http://www.blogger.com/ • http://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/blogsfeeds/ • http://www.google.com/reader
  4. 4. Admin • Remember your passwords • Register for a blog using an active email address • Interesting sites: Add to your blog or wiki • Window control - Try not to open so many
  5. 5. Admin • Glossary • URL or Address : http://www.thisisaurl.com/ • Copy : Right click > Copy OR Ctrl-C • Paste : Right click > Paste OR Ctrl-V
  6. 6. Blogs
  7. 7. Leshon Lee The Young
  8. 8. Leshon Lee The Young
  9. 9. Lam Chun See The Young at Heart
  10. 10. Lao Ko Kok The Young at Heart
  11. 11. N. Sivasothi Academics
  12. 12. Bernard Leong Academics
  13. 13. George Yeo Politicians
  14. 14. George Yeo Incidentally, he’s on Facebook too! Politicians
  15. 15. Siew Kum Hong Politicians
  16. 16. NUS Libraries NUS Departments
  17. 17. School of Computing NUS Departments
  18. 18. National Parks Government Departments
  19. 19. National Library Board Government Departments
  20. 20. Patricea Mothers
  21. 21. Sarah Mothers
  22. 22. Leslie Tay - Doctor Dual Personality
  23. 23. Leslie Tay - Foodie Dual Personality
  24. 24. Tiong Bahru Places
  25. 25. Pasir Panjang Places
  26. 26. Paul Barter - Policy Public Transport
  27. 27. Muhammad Hafiz - Enthusiast Public Transport
  28. 28. Blogger characteristics
  29. 29. Have a passion Blogger characteristics
  30. 30. Like to read Blogger characteristics
  31. 31. Like to explore Blogger characteristics
  32. 32. Willing to share Blogger characteristics
  33. 33. Why blog?
  34. 34. To communicate Why blog?
  35. 35. To build community Why blog?
  36. 36. To flex the mind Why blog?
  37. 37. Blog about?
  38. 38. Your passions! Blog about?
  39. 39. Time to think Blog about?
  40. 40. Blogs in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/blogs
  41. 41. Quickstart • Start a blog in less than 10 minutes • First post: • What is my blog going to be about? • Go to http://www.blogger.com/ Let’s start!
  42. 42. Write your first post!
  43. 43. Share your blog URL • Go to http://wiki.nus.edu.sg/display/ blogsfeeds • Click Today’s Participants • Click your name • Click Edit (near top right) • Copy and paste your blog URL i.e. http://yourblogurl.blogspot.com/ • Click Save (top right corner of text field)
  44. 44. Finding similar blogs
  45. 45. Search Finding similar blogs
  46. 46. blogsearch.google.com Finding similar blogs
  47. 47. technorati.com Finding similar blogs
  48. 48. Using Blogrolls Finding similar blogs
  49. 49. 2nd post: Blogs I’ve found that interest me Finding similar blogs
  50. 50. Blog Terminology
  51. 51. Post/Entry Blog Terminology
  52. 52. Permalink Blog Terminology
  53. 53. http://yours.blogspot.com/ vs http://yours.blogspot.com/2009/02/first-post.html Blog Terminology
  54. 54. Date Blog Terminology
  55. 55. Comments Blog Terminology
  56. 56. Archives (Categories) Blog Terminology
  57. 57. Archives (Date) Blog Terminology
  58. 58. Blogroll Blog Terminology
  59. 59. RSS Feed Blog Terminology
  60. 60. Blogging Tips
  61. 61. Be unique Blogging Tips
  62. 62. Be first Blogging Tips
  63. 63. Be the expert Blogging Tips
  64. 64. Nuts and Bolts
  65. 65. Dashboard
  66. 66. Posting > Create Post
  67. 67. Posting > Edit Posts
  68. 68. Settings > Basic
  69. 69. Settings > Basic
  70. 70. Settings > Basic
  71. 71. Settings > Basic
  72. 72. Don’t worry about Settings > Publishing
  73. 73. Settings > Formatting
  74. 74. Settings > Formatting
  75. 75. Settings > Comments
  76. 76. Settings > Comments
  77. 77. Settings > Comments
  78. 78. Don’t worry about Settings > Archiving
  79. 79. Settings > Site Feed
  80. 80. Don’t worry about Settings > OpenID
  81. 81. Settings > Email
  82. 82. Settings > Permissions
  83. 83. Layout > Page Elements
  84. 84. Adding Media
  85. 85. 3rd Post Adding media
  86. 86. Add a photo Adding media
  87. 87. Add a video Adding media
  88. 88. Add a document Adding media
  89. 89. Maximising your blog
  90. 90. Write, write, write Maximising your blog
  91. 91. Read, read, read Maximising your blog
  92. 92. Link, link, link Maximising your blog
  93. 93. Comment, comment, comment Maximising your blog
  94. 94. Blog Issues
  95. 95. Copyright Blog issues
  96. 96. Privacy Blog issues
  97. 97. Libel & Slander Blog issues
  98. 98. Feeds
  99. 99. RSS in Plain English http://www.commoncraft.com/rss_plain_english
  100. 100. Netflix vs Video Store?
  101. 101. Identifying Feeds
  102. 102. RSS XML Atom Subscribe Identifying Feeds
  103. 103. The Orange Button Identifying Feeds
  104. 104. Identifying Feeds
  105. 105. Using Google Reader
  106. 106. Demo Using Google Reader
  107. 107. Adding Feeds 1. Click the feed link or graphic 2. Highlight and Copy (Ctrl-C) the URL 3. Click Add Subscription 4. Paste (Ctrl-V) the URL to the Add Subscription text field 5. Done! Using Google Reader
  108. 108. Practice Try subscribing to... • Good Morning Yesterday • Today Online • A blog that interests you (remember your 2nd blog post) • Any other blog or site that is RSS enabled Using Google Reader
  109. 109. Not just for blogs You can also subscribe to... • News • Photos e.g. Flickr • Bookmarks e.g. Delicious • Using Google Reader

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