What is RSS

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What is RSS

  1. 1. What is RSS… …and how do I use it?
  2. 2. RSS Defined <ul><li>RSS stands for Real Simple Syndication </li></ul><ul><li>Most simply defined it is a format for delivering regularly changing web content. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does that mean? <ul><li>RSS in Plain English </li></ul><ul><li>In the past you visited a website to see if content had been updated. With RSS you can have new content come to you. </li></ul>
  4. 4. How do I use RSS? <ul><li>You need a feed reader or feed </li></ul><ul><li>aggregator . These can either be </li></ul><ul><li>“ client based” (installed on a </li></ul><ul><li>computer) or web based. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How do I use RSS? <ul><ul><li>Lawrence offers a feed reader on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>all campus computers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FeedBurner for PCs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>NetNewsWire Lite for MACs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. How do I use RSS? <ul><ul><li>For portability, a web based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reader may make more sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bloglines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>My Yahoo </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Finding RSS Feeds <ul><li>The next thing you need to do is to go out and </li></ul><ul><li>find information you’d like to read. This </li></ul><ul><li>information can be from blogs, news sites, the </li></ul><ul><li>library catalog, online databases and lots of </li></ul><ul><li>other places. </li></ul>
  8. 8. How do I find RSS Feeds? <ul><li>Here are some of the ways that feeds are indicated: </li></ul>
  9. 9. Now it’s time to play <ul><li>NetNewsWire/Feedburner </li></ul><ul><li>Google Reader </li></ul>

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