What is a feed? What does it mean to subscribe? Many websites publish lists of updates—called "feeds"—that indicate when they've posted new content. When you subscribe to a feed, a Reader monitors that feed and keeps track of all updates. You don't have to give any personal information, it doesn't cost a dime, and it's easy to unsubscribe.
What are RSS and Atom? RSS and Atom are the two most popular feed formats.
Terms: Aggregate, Syndicate, Podcast, XML, plug-and-play, Web 2.0, social networking
Two weeks ago Library of Congress bought entire public Twitter archive: best ever collection for social research and interactions
Social Web Tools Facebook, LinkedIn Scoop (internal social space for WB) iCollaborate (for IFC) Yammer (internal twitter for IMF) Changing communication dynamics : Personal and professional discussions moving into the virtual space. It’s a MUST or you’ll be out of the conversation.